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  • Hegemonic Post-Colonial Discourse (Contemporary Colonization)

    What is terrorism? What does it mean to act in the name of peace, or to find arms in places where they don't exist? Are they copying hegemonic discourse? All of these questions are valid and apply to violations that many people of the world suffer, above all indigenous people.

    In my opinion, when culture is managed irresponsibly, and we see others judged in an irresponsible way, with no evidence, with comments that are racist and which are placed in a context as if they were made by wise elders, claiming things such as "I decide if you are worthy of your culture or not", "you are violent and vengeful", these people are hypocrites, because they say they are working for our people and are offering "recognition to those men and women who iron our clothes, watch over us, wash our cars, and make our handicrafts".

    They do not see that this is not the way, not the right path.

    We as indigenous are not only those things. We are the ones who, through our ancestors, have kept society together to the present, we are the ones who have diverse ways of expressing ourselves as daily witnesses to the idea that it is possible to live in peace with others and with mother earth, we champion the responsible use of culture, which does away with preconceptions and ideas promoted by ignorance and lack of understanding by others. We are the ones as a people who have given up so much at such a high and unfo...

  • El Discurso Hegemónico Post-Colonial (Colonización Contemporánea) Por: David Hernández-Palmar. Indígena Wayuu Clan IIPUANA

    ¿Que significa terrorismo? ¿Qué significa actuar en nombre de la paz, o en encontrar armas en lugares donde no existen? ¿Es esta la copia de un discurso hegemónico?. Todas están preguntas caben y aplican a muchas de las violaciones que sufren muchos otros pueblos del mundo, sobre todo el pueblo indígena.

    En mi opinión cuando se maneja irresponsablemente la cultura, y vemos juzgar a los demás de manera IRRESPONSABLE Y SIN FUNDAMENTOS con comentarios de índoles racistas, y se colocan y emulan la investidura de ancianos, y dicen entonces "tu si eres digno de tu cultura, o no eres digno de tu cultura" "eres violento y vengativo" entonces esas personas pasan a ser hipócritas, porque dicen que están trabajando por nuestra gente y que están propiciando "un reconocimiento de aquellos y aquellas quienes nos planchan la ropa, quienes nos cuidan, quienes nos lavan los carros, quienes nos hacen las artesanías"…Esas personas no ven que esa no es la senda, ese no es el camino.

    Los indígenas no solo somos eso. Los indígenas somos quienes a través de nuestros ancestros hemos cimentando las sociedades de hoy día, somos aquellos que a través de nuestras diversas maneras de expresarnos, hacemos testimonio todos los días, que es posible vivir en paz con nuestros semejantes y con nuestra madre tierra, somos aquellos quiene...

  • Probando esto!!

    Communication

    Pues eso, que me he registrado en Design21 y estoy echando un vistazo, tiene buena pinta, pero no termino de comprender aun a que tipo de diseños alude, ya que el diseño web no he terminado de verlo todavía.

    Sigo dando vueltas por aquí... nos vemos, y si alguien lee esto y quiere saber mas sobre mí, mejor que vaya a mi Blog tecnológico sobre las novedades de Internet, SEO y usabilidad en el web: http://www.entrecodigos.com

  • Green Business and Ethical Reputation

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    The London Business Forum, presents: Green Business: How companies can profit from customer demands for greener products. A morning with Karen Fraser, founder of the The Ethical Reputation Index. The event will be held on Wednesday 20 February 2008, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm.

    So, who really cares about green issues - and are customers willing to put their money where their mouth is? Green has been the topic of the past year. We read so much about the 'greening of the consumer', the rise of the ethical consumer, even that 'green is the new black', yet it is questionable whether there is as great a change as journalists might want us to believe. Nonetheless, the focus on ethical and environmental change raises a number of questions that businesses must answer in order to stay competitive:

    • Is it enough to be 'seen to be green', or does it need a change in approach to business?
    • How do companies meet the challenge of higher public expectations while creating value for shareholders?
    • Where is the greatest risk for companies and what should companies do to minimize risk?
    • Is there money in green - and if so, where is it?
    • What is the key to Marks and Spencer's success - and what lessons can companies learn from their example?

    Karen Fraser, founder of the Ethical Reputation Index and advisor to clients including Co-operative Bank and Body Shop, will use her expertise to answer these questions and tell you what your organisation can do to change the way your company is seen by shareholders...

  • Goodmorning innovation

    Communication, Audio/Visual Design

    Widex, collaborated with Goodmorning Technology, a strategic design studio with a truly international mindset.Established in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. Producing an exclusive packaging design for a digital hearing aid. As the packaging is opened, a simple two-layer raster effect shows a sound wave spelling out the Widex slogan ‘High Definition Hearing’. This is probable the best interactive packaging design with the most simplicity and innovation. Just an amazing design that communicates a message of integrity with black and white.

    check out innovative structural design to see it in action

    http://isdesign.wordpress.com/

  • Jonathan Harris' Whale Hunt

    Communication, Audio/Visual Design

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    For seven straight days, Jonathan Harris took at least one photograph every five minutes on an Alaskan Whale Hunt. In the process, he may have reinvented how we tell stories. Magnificent.

  • Apple iLife 09 Packaging Design

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Mac|Life Magazine is running an interesting piece on packaging design ideas for Apple iLife 09. Three designers not connected with Apple were asked to present ideas for the packaging design. The three different designs represent an fascinating view of the wide range of approaches/functionality packaging can provide a product. Apple is known for its modern minimal packaging design so it will be interesting to see their design for this product.

    ROBIN DICK: Mac|Life Art Director We’re going to call this one the “luxe model.” Robin’s case-within-a-case design doesn’t skimp on material, but nonetheless aims for a certain functionality in service of aesthetics. The recycled cardboard shell whispers environmental sympathies, while the colorful, action-packed belly band communicates all that iLife stands for. “It’s a simple, sleek, modern way of giving the consumer a permanent disc case, while duplicating the experience of opening a gift,” Robin says. “The contrast in materials adds a splash of color and vibrancy that attracts the eye.”

    KATORI DHOJI: Freelance Designer, Unified Design Labs “This study reverses the trend toward excessive paper and plastic,” Katori says. “Slim it down, make it more eco-friendly.” Her low-profile wonder uses biodegradable plastic, paper, and recyclable rivets, giving iLife ’09 a negligible carbon footprint (all user documentation is stored on the disc itself). Just grab your disc off the Apple Store display - like grabbing a pack...

  • A New Jersey Story

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    I re-vamped the art from an original black/white sketch from the 70s for this Gary Davis release on Smash Hit Music Co.

    Help support by buying it and enjoy some DISCO GOLD!

    A New Jersey Story: Mixed by Mr. Chinn

  • Marks & Spencer to Receive 2008 WEC Gold Medal

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    The World Environment Center's (WEC) Twenty-Fourth Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development has been awarded to Marks & Spencer for linking sustainability extensively with its supply chain, operations, and customers.

    Marks & Spencer’s Signature Contribution, known as Plan A, was cited by the independent international Gold Medal Jury as an extraordinary and successful model of sustainability practice.

    Following the success of their 2005, Look behind the label fairtrade campaign, leading UK retailer, Marks and Spencer launched a £200m ethical campaign in 2006, entitled Plan A. The 100-point, five year sustainable development program, covers all aspects of Marks & Spencer’s business. Through it, the UK retailer aims to become carbon neutral and send no waste to landfill from its own operations; extend sustainable sourcing; set new standards in ethical trading and help its customers and employees live a healthier lifestyle.

    Stuart Rose, Chief Executive, Marks & Spencer said: We are delighted to receive this prestigious award. Our customers, shareholders and employees have also embraced our Plan A ambitions, and it’s now how we do business. While we still have a long way to go and face many more challenges ahead, we are making good progress and this recognition will provide even more motivation for our teams as we continue to deliver our plan.

    The WEC Gold Medal Award will be presented to Marks & Spencer ...

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    The IF Research Group (grif), in collaboration with i-Rec and the CIB, organizes a

    Conference-workshop about procurement of construction projects in the international context.

    The conference will be held at the Université de Montréal, Canada, in October 23, 24 and 25 2008.

    All the information about the conference at: grif

    The conference hinges on a set of workshops, group meetings and keynote presentations around three main themes:

    Theme 1: Public initiatives: public tendering, ensuring accountability, obtaining value-for-money etc. Theme 2: Private initiatives: international competitions, international bidding, public-private partnerships etc. Theme 3: Humanitarian aid and international development: construction for development in poor communities, reconstruction after disasters etc.

    The conference brings together:

    CIBW92 on Procurement of construction projects CIBW107 on Construction in developing countries CIB TG63 on Disasters and the built environment The i-Rec network on post-disaster reconstruction.

    The conference-workshop addresses – among others - the following issues:

    How to procure a building project abroad? How do architects participate in international construction? What are the main risks of international procurement? What are the main risks of working abroad? Is it possible to implement procurement internationally? Is there such a thing as a real international supply chain?

    The conference is intended for both academics and practitioner...

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