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WEEKLY EMAIL: JUNE 10, 2010


Protect Me from What I Want

FEATURED THIS WEEK : JULIE LASKY

Protect Me from What I Want

In 2002, a slim Asian-Canadian New Yorker in his twenties, who often gave the impression of being the most negligible person in a room, approached the artist Jenny Holzer at a Manhattan gallery and asked her to inscribe a message on his forearm.
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ZARA ARSHAD

How to Green an Embassy

Earlier this year, Great Britain's former foreign secretary, David Miliband, visited Beijing to foster greater dialogue between the UK and China about low carbon economic development. We — the UK — deliver more joint policy and engage in more technical and educational work with China on climate change and low carbon development than any other country. What is the value in this, however, if we are not leading by example ourselves?
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DOMINIQUE BROWNING

Loose Canon

The curators have ambitiously organized the Cooper-Hewitt's latest triennial around several categories: Energy, Mobility, Community, Materials, Prosperity, Health, Communication, Simplicity. If that's not overwhelming, I would like to know what vitamins you are taking.
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CHANGE OBSERVER: PROJECT ARCHIVE

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Chulha Stove

Report on the Chulha stove designed by Philips to reduce indoor air pollution in developing countries.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: JUNE 15, 2010

Common Good Forum on Ending Government Paralysis

A forum organized by Common Good, with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to expand the debate on government paralysis from partisan finger-pointing to the structural flaws of a mature democracy. Government makes laws but almost never goes back to amend or eliminate them. As a result, it is difficult to make sensible choices needed to meet current goals.

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