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  • Fabrica - Cameron Sinclair - Architecture For Humanity

    Environment, Environmental Design


    If you happen to be in the Treviso area (near Venice, Italy) mid-July......

    Fabrica Workshops Environmental, Social, Relational Cameron Sinclair Architecture for Humanity

    Workshop July 14-17 2008 by application Lecture July 14, 6:00pm open to all

    Cameron Sinclair was named by Fortune Magazine in 2004 as one of the Aspen Seven, seven people changing the world for the better. He was the recipient of the 2006 TED prize and the 2005 RISD/Target Emerging Designer of the Year. Recently he was selected as a 2008 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. As a result of the TED Prize Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity co-founder Kate Stohr launched the Open Architecture Network, the worlds’ first open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design.

    Architecture for Humanity is a charitable organization founded to develop architectural and design solutions to humanitarian crises and provide pro-bono design services to communities in need. Currently the organization is working in fourteen countries on projects ranging from school, health clinics, affordable housing and long term sustainable reconstruction.

    The workshop will close with a presentation of the final results commented by a guest critic that will be announced shortly.

    For further information: Michela Liverotti +39 0422 516272

  • You're Ugly!

    Poverty, Communication Design

    I had an interesting bike ride home from a Finnegans meeting tonight.

    At the meeting, we discussed our recent fundraiser — Finnegans shamROCK—Banding Together for Charity. A music concert featuring Built to Spill. We raised $10,000 for Heading Home Hennepin, a program to eliminate homelessness in Hennepin County.

    The meeting was in Uptown Minneapolis, a fun and trendy area. I live on the north end of Minneapolis and between Uptown and my home is a less than desirable area of Minneapolis. I was tired and hungry, so I decided not to take the bike path, but to drive right through "the hood." It probably wasn't smart or safe since this is where killings and drug deals happen, but I'm like that.

    As I'm riding, I'm seeing foreclosed and run down homes. Some homes were brand new, but vacant. Litter was tossed over the streets and the smell of pot surrounded me. The majority of houses had people sitting out on the front porches and kids playing on the sidewalk. People looked at me and I just confidently went along, like I belonged there.

    Then I saw this little girl alone on her bike, I looked over and flashed her a smile. She saw me and yelled across the road, "You're ugly!"

    Wow. I was surprised! After the initial shock of her comment, I thought, 'what a little twerp, that was rude!' Then a second later, as I looked up and down the streets and saw her daily environment, I was sad for her. I can't imagine she's living in a house full of love or attendin...

  • hey Jane,

    I think that by fact of any habit being addictive then it equally becomes dangerous as you cant break the habit without effort. ............................................................ mani kanna</a>

  • wholesome wellbeing!

    Well-being, Environmental Design

    addiction is quite prevalent in humans,but does it all have to be negative??? please help figure this out! ........................................................................................................................................ jane doe

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    Well-being, Communication Design

    Hello to all the ambitious designers out there ;)

  • Hey Web Designers,

    Mano a Mano got a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support Mexican immigrant artists. The first stage of our project is to create a directory, including a minimum of 150 artists in our 5 areas of activity: music, dance, visual arts, verbal arts and ritual and culinary arts. We are fans of cloud computing and use and Google Apps. We are hoping to link create a portal on our site that can be populated with entries in our database through a simple template. We hope to give artists - many who may have no other access - the opportunity to create and modify a personal webpage. Our goal is to help artists professionalize and ultimately find gainful employment in their creative fields.

    If you can help us create our artists' portal, we want to hear from you.

    Thanks in advance!

    Mano a Mano

  • Ephemeral Horticouture

    Arts & Culture, Fashion Design


    These handmade floral and leafy couture creations by Vancouver-based artist Nicole Dextras are pretty darn phenomenal. Known also as 'Weedrobes', the artist actually categorizes them on her website as 'ephemeral art'. They are crafted to be impermanent with only a photographic record to document their moment of green splendor.

  • Hidden Depths Poster

    Environment, Communication Design


    Really liked this poster by student Sarah Cupitt, from Kingston Polytechnic (UK), selected with other work by Michael Johnson and posted on his website.

    “Sarah Cupitt’s hidden depths poster looks innocuous at first, then on closer inspection....reveals its creatures to be plastic, to protest against the increasing amount of litter in our oceans."

  • Its Been A Long The Journey

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design


    Its been a long the journey that i have come to know more of who i am to where i belong.

    The way in which a man can finde his own way is to tune his insturment to the kenote of the chord to which he belongs.

    Sound is the force that groups all things from attoms to worlds. and what we call life is boath a recognized exsistance with in a sertin degree of VIBRATIONS.

    Design 21 is a Beautyful Place To BE.

    Thank You D21

  • éL: Elevated Cycleway: 2008

    Community, Industrial Design


    The Elevated Cycleway (éL) provides increased riding safety by connecting and filling gaps in a preexisting but patchy network of bicycle infrastructure. The éL is inspired by the California Cycleway of 1900, a wooden elevated bike path, built after the “bike craze” of the late 1890s, which ran from Pasadena through the Arroyo Seco to downtown Los Angeles. “In 1901 nervous cyclists found the track safer than the widest roads, for there are no horses to avoid, no trains or trolley-cars, no stray dogs or wandering children.”

    éL is a Product that can be implemented by city governments utilizing existing electric service poles or new structural poles when needed. eL is lighter and quicker than new wood or concrete bridge construction. Parts are rotationally molded from 100% recycled Polyethelye (LDPE) overmolded on recycled aluminum struts for support. Los Angeles is a dangerous place for cyclists. LA lacks proper bike paths and lanes, and has been bisected and segmented by a labyrinthine network of freeways. The éL product system solves the problem and reconnects communities that have been bisected by poor land use decisions.

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