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04.02.14: John Thackara

Keep Your Stuff Alive
What would fashion be like if it was more than a an act of consumption with no meaning beyond the point of sale? What kind of system would improve the quality of our fashion experience without increasing the quantity we consume?
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03.18.14: John Thackara

A ‘Wild Mirror’ For Desk-Bound Workers
A new scheme in England connects office workers with living systems by means of a ‘wild mirror’: each workspace is twinned with an equivalent area of ecosystem regeneration.
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03.11.14: John Thackara

Summer Xskool in Sweden
This year’s Doors of Perception Summer Xskool explores what it can mean in practice to move from a ‘do less harm’ approach to sustainability to a practice of leave things better.
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02.14.14: John Thackara

Caloryville: The Two-Wheeled City
In China, ‘battery-bikes’ are outselling cars by four-to-one. Pedelec sales are soaring in Europe, too. Is this the start of system-wide phase-shift in transportation?
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12.17.13: John Thackara

Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With Michel Bauwens
John Thackara interviews Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation, is to lead a strategic policy project for Ecuador’s government called Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK), also known as the social knowledge economy project.
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08.22.13: John Thackara

Between Sorrel And Supertanker
John Thackara reviews the recent Doors of Perception xskool.
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06.25.13: John Thackara

Green Tourism: Why It Failed And How It Can Succeed
At a conference with 300 travel industry professionals, John Thackara ponders the successes, failures and potential in the Green Tourism industry.
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06.07.13: John Thackara

Trust Is Not An Algorithm
By some accounts the world’s information is doubling every two years. This impressive if unprovable fact has got many people wondering: what to do with it?
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04.26.13: John Thackara

A Roof, A Skill, A Market
The Nubian Vault Association has evolved a unique approach to housing in West Africa that creates three kinds of value within local economies: a roof, a skill and a market.
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03.20.13: John Thackara

The Ecozoic City
How humans are reintegrating their endeavours into a larger ecological consciousness.
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10.27.11: Courtney Drake & Deirdre Cerminaro with William Drenttel

Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography
This bibiography surveys the literature of social design — the spectrum from design process and thinking to the zones of social innovation.
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01.03.11: Julie Lasky

MSC Greenhouse Project
On learning about science, nutrition and politics at the Manhattan School for Children.
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12.02.10: John Thackara

Green Issues in Communication Design
Why do companies get environmental awards for polluting less, even though they are still polluting?
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08.02.10: John Thackara

Could Green Energy Kill the Desert?
Large scale wind power might not be as green as you think.
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05.31.10: John Thackara

Whole, Whole on the Range
As a juror on the 2010 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, John Thackara reviews the highlight.
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09.09.09: Mark Dery

Paradise Fouled
Review of Crude, Joe Berlinger's documentary film about a lawsuit filed against Chevron by denizens of the Ecuadorean Amazon.
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08.11.09: John Thackara

Fish Systems and Design
Though gloomy predictions say we could see the end of seafood by 2048, several initiatives are rethinking the way we acquire fish.
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05.27.09: John Thackara

Make Sense, Not Stuff
John Thackara presents a three-step plan to connect design schools to the green economy.
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07.15.07: John Thackara

Design for (Im)mobility: Interview with Domus
John Thackera defines and explains the importance of ethnoecology.
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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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06.14.06: John Thackara

Cities, Design and Democracy: Conversation with Sunil Abraham in Cluster
John Thackara and Sunil Abraham sit down for an in-depth interview with Cluster Magazine.
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