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  • Terra! Anti-smog 'campaign' - Rome

    Communication, Environmental Design


    "150 statues across Rome were wearing elasticated anti-pollution masks over their mouths on Thursday morning following a covert night-time operation by environmental activists.

    Early-morning joggers and dog walkers alerted the police to the masks after finding them on statues of Roman emperors lining Via dei Fori Imperiali near the Colosseum, famous magistrates around Rome's Palace of Justice, and Garibaldi's mustachioed generals on the Janiculum Hill.

    Statues in Piazza del Popolo and along two bridges across the River Tiber were also dressed in the protective gear.

    The activists from environmental group Terra! had also hung no-entry road signs around the necks of the statues bearing the chemical symbol for carbon dioxide."

    (from ANSA)

    A really effective 'campaign' that's getting a lot of press over here. A simple, harmless idea that gets across a very big issue. A kind of vandalism, I know, but I really love the idea that it looks like it's the statues themselves, romans, angels, military figures, etc, that are protesting at the pollution levels. Wish I'd come up with something like that. Bravi! 'Terra!'

  • No Idle Hands at Light Industry

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design


    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 8pm

    Curated by Sabrina Gschwandtner

    Handcraft--absorbing, obsessive, mysterious, political, communal and mythical--is the subject of these documentaries, which range from exhaustively researched to casually recorded and even imagined.

    Works include:

    Kusama’s Self-Obliteration, Yayoi Kusama/Jud Yalkut, 16mm, 1964, 24 mins

    When This You See..., Elaine Reichek, video, 1998, 17 mins

    Odd Fellows, Alee Peoples, Super-8 to video, 2006, 5 mins

    Paracas, Cecilia Vicuña, 16mm to video, 1993, 18 mins

    Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design, Faythe Levine, video, 20 mins (excerpt from the feature film to be released 2009)

    The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Faythe Levine, Elaine Reichek and Cecilia Vicuña.


  • Low carbon affordable homes

    Environment, Environmental Design

    Are we, architects, able to deliver low carbon homes at affordable price? to make it possible for everybody to own a home that does not cost the earth?


    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design

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  • Socially Conscious Film Festival

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design

    You are invited to the Film Festival 08 : East Speaks, Here - Asia & Middle East 's first online film festival.

    The hearts & minds of storytellers, from various countries, unveiled at this open film festival presented by Culture Unplugged Studios in partnership with you and all the film-makers participating.

    The festival, wishing to focus on not just films, nor just film-makers, but the consciousness transplanted thru cinema.

    Be the jury and Enjoy! Film Festival 08 : East Speaks, Here -

    Watch, vote and spread the buzz in your community, on your social networks, in your blogs.

    Promote consciousness.



  • By ClimateBiz Staff, ClimateBiz

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Companies such as Nike, Google, Anheuser-Busch and Levi Strauss have taken strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and communicating those efforts in ways that are transparent to consumers, according to the second Climate Counts Company Scorecard released today.

    The Scorecard, available in a pocket-sized shopping guide, gives consumers the ability to make purchasing decisions based on whether companies are walking the walk to battle climate change. The report found that 84 percent of companies improved their climate-related efforts since the first scorecard was released last June, but the food services sector scored the lowest average.

    “Business is being pushed by consumers to do their part to solve the climate crisis,” said Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield Farm and Climate Counts chair. “The Scorecard allows consumers to make good climate decisions in their everyday purchases, and it’s having an impact.”

    Climate Counts is a nonprofit that created the scorecard using input from business and climate experts. (Full disclosure: GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower is a Climate Counts board member.) It used 22 criteria to ranks companies on four benchmarks: whether they measure their carbon footprint, efforts to reduce it, support or opposition to climate-related legislation and communication with the public on their actions. It also ranks companies according to sector: apparel, beverages, consumer shipping, ...

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  • Day 1 - May 30 & May 31 (First post!)

    Community, Communication Design

    Hello! After finishing my spring semester a few weeks ago I've had more time to finally explore the depths of the Design 21 Website. I'm thoroughly overwhelmed with the extensive links, resources, projects, people, and places to find impressive work! It's so inspiring to finally realize what you want to do with your life. I had no idea that I wanted to work in digital design, with photoshop, and my own photography.

    A lot of people had told me, "do yourself a favor! go to an artsy school! do art!" and I didn't consider it--chose to "challenge" myself and fight through four years of a degree in English Literature. Somehow, I always knew it wasn't what I wanted until this past semester began in January. On a whim I signed up for a Digital Imaging class because I had heard wonderful things, seen the projects, and knew I could do it. I'd always had an understanding of photoshop; what it does, could do, and the potential for limitless creativity and imagination when used correctly so I took the course to figure out how to "do photoshop" the right way.

    Taking that course was the best decision I have made in a very, very long time.

    It not only led me to this website, but also helped me figure out how to channel my imagination and creative ideas in a way that I enjoyed. I'm starting this blog partly to document how I'm doing in the world of design as a beginner, but also as part of my interest in the newest design competition for the Millennium Promi...

  • Legenda3_r3_177_
    1. The R-3 (by Eliseu Santos Co-authors: Diego Matheus and, Carlos Ribeiro) project is aimed at citizens who deal with selective collection of recycled materials, such as aluminum recipients, cardboard boxes, etc. The aforementioned collection concerns individuals who belong to an under privileged social class, either from organized cooperative groups or not (that is, autonomous), whose activity represents an important social role and, in some countries, a significant participation in economical indexes regarding such collecting, mostly in what aluminum and cardboard are concerned.
    2. Main features of the vehicle: -Use of a 26” bicycle (rear wheel, frame and handle bar) joined to a collecting container (78,5 x 39,5 x 27,5 inches / L x W x H), presenting easiness to connect and reverse to bike mode; -Use of recycled and ecological materials in the container structure (cf. - fairing in polyurethane resin based plant, reinforced with natural fibers); -Loading capacity estimated in 237 gallons (900 liters). Container divided in chambers specified for storage of aluminum and cardboard, etc.; -Equipped with aluminum can crusher; -Other accessories: dynamo headlights; personal items storage compartment;
    3. Project aims: -Improve the working conditions for the autonomous collectors; -Valorization of these professionals’ community services; -Aggregate new concepts for use and materials concerning the selective collection of recycled materials; -Make evident and promote recycling,...
  • The Social Lab

    Communication, Communication Design


    Award winning UK public service and communication design agency ThinkPublic launched The Social Lab last night, a project space set up for people to meet and discuss design-led concepts to address social challenges.

    Each lab event is given a theme and invitations sent to an array of people with professional expertise spanning countless industry sectors. During the labs, attendees explore particular challenges using design tools and techniques, gain fresh insights and propose future steps for social development. Current Social Lab projects include The Real Work Experience, Public Service Thank You and ithinkpublic

    I am looking forward to watching this project evolve.

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