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12.19.11: David Stairs

Demythologizing Design: Another View of "Design with the Other 90%: CITIES"
David Stairs reviews "Design with other 90%:Cities"
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08.23.11: An Xiao Mina

90 Years of Chinese Communism: A Multimedia Celebration
How the Chinese Communist Party designed its 90th anniversary commemorations
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02.20.11: John Thackara

Africa: Where Events Are King
John Thackara interviews Mugendi M’Rithaa.
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05.24.10: Ken Botnick and Ira Raja

The Subtle Technology of Indian Artisanship

How India's craftsmen offer lessons in design thinking.


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03.29.10: Azby Brown

Bent by the Sun
What a longtime American-born resident of Japan has learned about his adopted country's ancient practice of sustainability.
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12.03.09: Jennifer Ehrenberg

Chicago Welcomes You
On designing a resettlement process for Burmese immigrants in Chicago.
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11.30.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF Menstruation Challenge
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Menstruation Challenge Project proposed an “eco-system” whereby sanitary pads became a linchpin for local economic growth, for educational programs about health and hygiene and for research into materials that could be adapted to other countries.
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11.28.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF and Early Childhood Development
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Early Childhood Development Project proposed a new approach to emergency kits that would be more precisely tuned to young children’s intellectual and emotional needs, as well as outlined a basis for the next AIGA/INDEX: Aspen Design Challenge.
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10.29.09: Lindsay Stark

Renewal
Aid worker Lindsay Stark's portrait of the ritual purification of a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
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09.09.09: Inkahoots

Australians All Let Us Text
"New Anthems" art project by Inkahoots for Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Australia.
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03.15.08: John Thackara

From MySpace to Fake Space
Traveling without moving has become an economic and environmental imperative. Matter is more expensive than energy; energy than information; it is cheaper to move information, than people or things. So what is to stop us moving less and and telecommunicating more?
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01.05.07: John Thackara

Global Place — Or is it a Hat?
We must view the world with a new slant and take advantage of a huge design opportunity to create sustainable structures for the future.
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