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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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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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09.11.12: Scott Boylston

Designing Design into Society
A report on the Design Ethos 2012 DO-ference.
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12.08.11: The Editors

Designing an Educational Breakthrough
A new initiative recruits young adults to create ways to promote adolescent literacy
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11.08.11: John Cary

Architecture's Internship Requirement Needs a Redesign
An argument for rethinking architecture's internship requirement
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10.25.11: William Drenttel

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Program Description
This symposium, sponsored by the Winterhouse Institute, was held October 17-19 2010 in Falls Village, Connecticut. This was the initial information shared with participants.
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10.25.11: William Drenttel

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participants
The Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, was held August 14-16, 2011 in Falls Village, Connecticut.
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10.25.11: William Drenttel

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Program Description
The original program description for the Winterhouse Institute symposium at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, August 2011 on social design in education.
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10.24.11: William Drenttel and Julie Lasky

Winterhouse Second Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report
The final report from a symposium held in Connecticut, August 2011, where 28 participants from a variety of design and education programs discussed the challenges of social change initiatives within their schools, museums and programs.
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10.12.11: Julie Lasky

Media Design Matters
Art Center offers a new graduate track in social design that combines communications and technologies strategies with field work.
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07.22.11: John Thackara

Ten Ways to Redesign Design Competitions
How to improve design competitions aimed at social good.
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05.27.11: By Alexia

My Studio H Experience
Adventures in design crits: A high school junior recounts her Studio H year working with onerous classmates and power tools.
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04.28.11: Maria Popova

Educating for a Future Within Our Sight
Interview with Rita J. King about reimagining the future of education and work.
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03.14.11: Jonathan Schultz

Just Keep Truckin'
David Rockwell-designed truck for Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.
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02.22.11: Meena Kadri

Yoza
Yoza stories are directed to African youth who are book-poor yet mobile-rich.
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02.20.11: John Thackara

Africa: Where Events Are King
John Thackara interviews Mugendi M’Rithaa.
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01.20.11: Edited by Julie Lasky

Social Design in Three Dimensions: Four Examples
A business-school case study inspires MFA design students.
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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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12.20.10: Maria Popova

Helping People Help Their Narratives
Interview with Andrew McGregor, founder of The Tiziano Project
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12.14.10: Constantin Boym

Out of Sight: Qatari Workers' Housing
Constantin Boym reports on efforts to improve the living conditions of Qatar's migrant workers.
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12.01.10: Julie Lasky

Bigshot Camera Update
Reporting the status of an innovative children's camera in development
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11.11.10: Willam Drenttel and Julie Lasky

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Final Report
The final report from a symposium held in Connecticut, October 17–19, 2010, where 13 educators from a variety of design and business programs discussed the challenges and objectives of social-change initiatives within their schools and universities.
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10.15.10: William Drenttel

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participant Case Studies
Participants of Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, October 17-19, 2010, each contributed case studies of a class, project or program that bridges design and social innovation.
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10.15.10: William Drenttel

Winterhouse First Symposium on Design Education and Social Change: Participants
This outlines the participants of the Winterhouse Symposium on Design Education and Social Change, which was held October 17-19 2011, in Falls Village CT.
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07.19.10: Ernest Beck

The World as Our Studio
Report on Worldstudio's hybrid business model for collaborating with for-profit and not-for-profit clients (while supporting a foundation).
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07.12.10: Constantin Boym

Teaching in a Time of Uncertainty
Meditation on the doubt creeping into today's design practice.
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07.08.10: Vera Sacchetti

"But Teacher! That’s Not Design!"
Interview with Portuguese communication designer Barbara Alves about teaching in Mozambique.
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06.19.10: Ernest Beck

Teach For All
Report on Teach For All, an $8.6 million program to expand educational opportunities throughout the world created by Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, and Brett Wigdortz, founder of Teach First in the U.K.
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06.01.10: Dominique Browning

Loose Canon
Review of "Why Design Now?" Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial, New York. Through January 9, 2011.
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05.12.10: Kate Andrews

Dori Gíslason
Interview with design educator Halldór Gíslason about his work in Mozambique.
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05.06.10: William Drenttel

Design for Change Contest
Kiran Bir Sethi is a designer, teacher, principal, advocate and social entrepreneur. Now her “Design for Change Contest,” a recent initiative that swept India in 2009, is expanding globally.
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04.27.10: Kaomi Goetz

Austin Center for Design
Interactive designer Jon Kolko launches a school to help designers build economically viable careers working for social betterment.
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03.22.10: Ernest Beck

Es Tiempo
Report on Es Tiempo, a campaign designed to encourage Hispanic women in Southern California to seek annual screenings for cervical cancer.
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02.23.10: Julie Lasky

Sweating the Small Stuff
Review of TED 2010 conference, "What the World Needs Now," Long Beach, California, February 9–13.
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12.14.09: Jane Margolies

St. Augustine School Chicken Project
Report on the sustainability program at St. Augustine parochial school in the South Bronx.
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12.10.09: Julie Lasky

Bigshot Camera
Report on a camera that children assemble to learn about science and engineering principles.
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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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11.28.09: 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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11.20.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report
Initial report on the 2009 Aspen Design Summit, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute.
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11.16.09: Jonathan Schultz

DESIS
Report on the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability project's latest home at New York's New School.
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11.02.09: Jonathan Schultz

Kick4Life
AIDS education mixes with soccer in plans for a new Lesotho stadium.
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09.02.09: Julie Lasky

Pizza Farm
Report on Project M at Winterhouse's Pizza Farm event in rural Connecticut in August 2009.
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08.25.09: Allison Arieff

Emergence
Emergence, a new massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) fosters diplomatic skills.
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08.10.09: Juliette LaMontagne

Please Turn on Your Cell Phone
In response to the New York City Department of Education's ban on cell phones in schools, an educator argues for their continued use — as mini computers that help students learn.
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08.07.09: Julia Galef

Question Box

The Question Box project puts the developing-world poor just a phone call away from an internet search.


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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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