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WEEKLY EMAIL: JULY 22, 2010


Virtue Rewarded: Design and Social Innovation Prizes

FEATURED THIS WEEK : VERA SACCHETTI

Virtue Rewarded: Design and Social Innovation Prizes

Every year, vast sums rain down benevolently on people working in design and social innovation. Here we describe nine awards programs that regularly bestow cash prizes of $100,000 or more.
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THE EDITORS

Neville Brody Wants You

This is a call for submissions for the inaugural Anti Design Festival, which will run from 18-26 September on and around Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, London. The ADF is Neville Brody's response to an invitation to contribute to the London Design Festival, and gathers contributions of art and design that challenge contemporary stereotypes. This is work that is seen as un-commercial, dangerous, and anti-establishment.
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ERNEST BECK

The World as Our Studio

Change Observer has begun reporting on the different ways design firms are tackling humanitarian projects. Here, we feature Worldstudio, which has been dedicated to socially responsible design since 1993.
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THE EDITORS

Humanitarian Design vs. Design Imperialism: Debate Summary

Bruce Nussbaum started a firestorm with the question "Is humanitarian design the new imperialism?" — and the conversation has spread through the blogosphere. Here, a digest of essays and related posts on this subject.
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ROBERT FABRICANT

In Defense of Design Imperialism

Is the local model the only way to meaningfully engage in social-impact initiatives, as Bruce Nussbaum suggests? Are American designers who want to have an impact on global issues in emerging markets kidding themselves?
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PATRICK CHAPPATTE

Study in Contrasts

"Soccer Celebration in Africa," published in NZZ am Sonntag (Zurich), June 13, 2010.
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PHIL PATTON

Murray T.25 City Car

Gordon Murray's recently unveiled T.25 prototype promises to be the most efficient, if not the most adorable, urban car in existence.
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CONSTANTIN BOYM

Teaching in a Time of Uncertainty

Perhaps the new decade will go down in history as marking the outset of Design Uncertainty. For the first time ever, designers are willing to question, openly and publicly, the nature of their profession and whether they are dong the right thing.
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CHANGE OBSERVER: PROJECT ARCHIVE

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Climate Change Chocolate

While environmentalists debate the ethics and effectiveness of carbon offsets, designers work to make them appealing.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: JULY 25, 2010

Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders

Limited to senior executives involved in strategy or design projects, this program of the Yale School of Management aims to foster an understanding of the interreliant but often mutually misunderstood areas of business and design.

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