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WEEKLY EMAIL: MAY 20, 2010


Dori Gíslason

FEATURED THIS WEEK : KATE ANDREWS

Dori Gíslason

Halldór Gíslason, known by most as Dori, is a project leader and teacher in the Faculty of Design at KHiO, Oslo's National Academy of the Arts, Norway. With an extensive career in architecture and teaching, Dori is currently located in Maputo, Mozambique, on a special mission to support both the establishment of the first higher education academy of art and design in the country, the Instituto Superior de Artes e Cultura (ISAC), and a number of social design action projects, both directed at innovation, entrepreneurship, design and gender equality. Kate Andrews spoke to Dori as he landed back in Maputo.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Bellagio Design Symposium: Participants

Bellagio Design Symposium, April 12-14, 2010, sponsored by Winterhouse Institute with support from Rockefeller Foundation, involved 21 participants — curators, educators, designers, writers, and representatives of NGOs and foundations. This the complete list of participants.
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ALLAN CHOCHINOV

Bellagio Design Symposium: Core77 Report

"Everything in Moderation: Reflections on Furniture, Volcanoes, Design, Social Change and the 'Museum,'" by Allan Chochinov. This report on the Aspen Design Summit, reprinted on Change Observer, is courtesy of the author and Core77.
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WILLIAM DRENTTEL

Bellagio Design Symposium: Call for Participation

Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the "Museum" was a symposium sponsored by the Winterhouse Institute and held at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center, Bellagio Italy, April 12-14 2010. This is the initial information posted as a call for participation.
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ERNEST BECK

Aspen Design Summit: CDC and Healthy Aging: "5over50" Funding Proposal

At the Aspen Design Summit, the CDC Healthy Aging Project developed an aggressive goal: to double the current number of adults 50 and over who have received a set of recommended preventive health services. Post-Aspen, this concept paper was developed in April 2010 as part of an effort to seek funding for a pilot "5over50" project.
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ERNEST BECK

Aspen Design Summit: Rural Alabama – Engine Project: March 2010 Workshop Report

Following up on the Aspen Design Summit, a workshop held in Birmingham in March 2010. Team members presented ideas from the Summit to 40 potential partners, focusing on how new resources and design services could spur local social innovation and community development projects across Alabama to combat poverty. This is their report.
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