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WEEKLY EMAIL: OCTOBER 28, 2010


Solo Kota Kita

FEATURED THIS WEEK : JONATHAN SCHULTZ

Solo Kota Kita

A budgetary initiative that began last year in Indonesia does not stray from the U.S. Census Bureau’s methods or aims. Yet its unique, design-led approach has engaged citizens at all levels of society, yielding a clear-eyed assessment of actionable budgetary items for 2011 as well as a graphics-rich profile of a society.
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PHOTO BY TASLIMA AKHTER

The Raveled Sleeve of Care

Garment worker Najma Akhter, 23, shares a room with her children, parents and siblings — 11 family members in all. Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 2009.
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THE EDITORS

Sexy Sanitation

"Use your creative genius to show the world that the lack of basic sanitation is one of the most critical issues facing the developing world today."
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participant Case Studies

Participants of the Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, October 17-19, 2010, each contributed case studies of a class, project or program that bridges design and social innovation.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participants

This outlines the participants of the Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, being held October 17-19 in Falls Village CT.
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Solo Kota Kita

Report on a design-oriented sysem for providing information about community resources in Indonesia as an aid for budgeting.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: DECEMBER 07, 2010

TED Women

How are women and girls reshaping the future? The first ever TEDWomen invites men and women to explore this question in depth: From the developing world, where a single micro-loan to a single girl can transform a village; to the West, where generations of educated women are transforming entire industries. The diverse international program takes a long look at women through the lens of change agent, intellectual innovator, idea champion ...

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