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    My recent artistic research on the mainstream capitalistic South-Korean society brought me to a remote region in Jeollabukdo. A French and I are working as volunteers with the Korean organization IWO in this interesting community in the city of Sannae (산내).

    I wanted to put attention to this, because I believe the combination of traditional Buddhist education, co-organized farming by temple, community, and school is seriously an alternative to what I have seen sofar.

    The schools curriculum features classes like world peace, argricultural education, and Indian philosophy. It also teaches to life traditional Korean lifestyle and the gratetiude of monks. It has been very open-minded and therefore does freely inbed Christian and Atheist. Probably also Moslems, but I have not seen any around, yet.

    SilSangSa Little Middle School(KOREAN) 실상사작은학교

  • Interview: Deborah Szebeko

    Community, Communication Design


    I have just listened to an interesting interview with Think Public's Deborah Szebeko, via Wodcast.

    Szebeko opens the discussion to talk through her definition of "Public Service Design". She continues to discuss Think Public's recent project "The Real Work Experience" - which I am ever more inspired by having (like many of those involved) left my BA degree in Graphic Design a bit lost at how to vehicle my work/skills/education toward positive change, rather than choosing a career path toward the more typical designer routes of advertising, for example. Szebeko further explains her motivation for starting Think Public and the Real Work Experience to have been driven from a frustration that designers have so little awareness as to where they can use their communication skills to design for greater good. Worth taking 12 mins to listen to the interview if you haven't come across Szebeko's work yet.

    - Wodcast_thinkpublic.mp3

  • TCT at The Royal Albert Hall.

    Aid, Communication Design


    Previously unreleased footage from the legendary TCT at The Royal Albert Hall will be available on DVD from 14th April 2008.

    Packed with performances that capture the spirit of this unique event, including one-off collaborations between Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller and Razorlight and The Who’s Roger Daltrey, the DVD will be available from the Teenage Cancer Trust website immediately at a special preview price. All profits from the sale of the DVD will go to Teenage Cancer Trust, helping them to continue to build specialist teenage cancer units within the NHS for young people with cancer.

    Filmed live at London’s spectacular Royal Albert Hall, artists featured in the DVD include The Who, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, The Cure, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, Bloc Party and Judas Priest.

    What a great contemporary design for such a great purpose!

    - TCT at The Royal Albert Hall.

  • Building on the Green Agenda

    Environment, Industrial Design


    Great TED talk from Norman Foster, Building on the Green Agenda.

    Recorded at the DLD Conference, Munich, Architect Norman Foster discusses his own work to show how computers can help architects design buildings that are green, beautiful and "basically pollution-free." He shares projects from throughout his career, from the pioneering roof-gardened Willis Building (1975) to the London Gherkin (2004). He also comments on two upcoming megaprojects: a pipe to bring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, and the new Beijing airport.

    The DLD (Digital Life Design) Conference, in Munich, Germany, is hosted by publisher Hubert Burda and Israeli investor Yossi Vardi, covering digital innovation, media and design.

  • boh over the grass: a visitor centre

    Environment, Environmental Design


    boh was created to spell a corporate care program for visitors to appreciate the tea estate and its economic importance for malaysia: a visitor centre was derived from minimising impact to the environment, special care was taken to employ readily available materials, and using the most economic construction techniques. to this day the tea made from this estate are plucked by hand and made entirely by hand.

  • Dott 07 Manual

    Environment, Communication Design


    In this months Doors of Perception Report, John Thackara offers some sample spreads of the Dott 07 Manual. The Manual explores two questions: "What could life in a sustainable region be like?" and, "how can design can help us get there?" Certainly worth a look.

    Thackara is currently programme programme director of Designs of the Times aka. Dott 07 in England, and commissioner of an event called Tools for Survival at the St Etienne Design Biennial in France, in November.

  • i need help

    Well-being, Communication Design

    i try dabble in every thing when it comes to design but i can't really deciede where i'm really comftable.

  • Stop killing cyclists

    Communication, Communication Design

    Really smart Transport For London ad.

    I’ve seen quite a few of these used as corporate training exercises. Wouldn’t it have been better if it had been filmed with cyclists rather than basketball players though, given the message?

  • work experience at thinkpublic...

    Communication, Communication Design


    thinkpublic is a public service and communication design agency, we are passionate about making public services better by enabling the people who use and provide them to design improvements.

    The design team at thinkpublic is currently looking for few exciting design students/graduates to come and work with us on a placement.

    We want to hear from you if you share our passion for public services, have lots of ideas about how they could be better and want to learn more about working as a designer in the public sector.

    To apply please email:

    Please include a CV, some recent work samples and a covering letter with your application.

    Thank you and good luck!

  • 2008: 7th Annual September Concert

    Peace, Communication Design

    We are expanding our global presence. Start a concert in your own city! All you need is love of music and willingness to share and use it for the greater good. Visit our website and find out how.

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