Midway, Neshoba County Fair, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1990.
Portuguese communication designer Barbara Alves arrived in Mozambique in 2009 to work with the Theater of the Oppressed Maputo, a branch of a community activist group she had been involved with in Lisbon. She went on to lead workshops at ENAV, Mozambique's National School of Visual Arts. Alves spoke to Change Observer about Mozambique's transforming design culture.
Picture a tourist boat in the canals of Amsterdam. Huge panels of glass form the roof and walls of the single cabin, allowing passengers a clear view of the passing cityscape. But what struck designer Damian O'Sullivan on a stroll through the city wasn't the boats' functional elegance: it was their potential as a floating greenhouse.
Between 2010 and 2011, India's census will count and categorize the country's diverse population of 1 billion people. Two and a half million census collectors will be assisted in this effort by a newly designed form.
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Report on "Rising Currents," an exhibition of New York City design solutions to the flooding predicted by climate change experts, which will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art, March 24–August 9, 2010.