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Jacqui

New York, NY, United States

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Member since May 04, 2007

  • Who Would You Interview? Nominate now!

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  • firebelly design rocks with a number of awesome ventures... camp firebelly, reason to give, the firebelly design grant, plus beautiful design that makes a difference every day. read their ethos and you'll understand why: http://firebellydesign.com/about/ethos

    it would be great to meet them because they are as unique as it gets in a field of trends. they offer a business model that stands on it's own. they prove that design can really make a difference. and they don't just do it by talking, they do it by acting.

    i would ask them how are they able to do all they do for their community + design, plus continue to make great work + seemingly make a profit.

  • Super Nature Design, http://www.supernaturedesign.com

    LOVE NATURE, GOOD DESIGN

  • He's a visual artist, awsome work, very sensitive. Cares about new ways of doing things, cares about the impact on users/spectatoras. Check him out! http://vimeo.com/groups/openframeworks/videos/4706049

  • After reading part of his book, 'In the Bubble' on Google Scholar, I immediately bought it and have read it many times since. he talks about connecting communities, designing a way towards a truly sustainable future, designing for people and society, and relying on people - not stuff. He has been involved in many social projects and he's been a real inspiration to me.

    My question would be: How does industrial design fit comfortably in a world that needs less stuff? We can reduce the impact that stuff makes, and we can raise awareness of the impact we make, even try to design our way back to a sustained Earth, but at the end of the day, it's the boss who decides that what the world needs is another range of useless food packaging, or another novelty roof decoration for Christmas.

  • Daniel wrote the book A WHOLE NEW MIND. Following his assertion that we are moving into the Cognition Age, I'd like to know his views on the use of, and importance of "story" as a means to articulate design concepts that one cobbles together inside the mind. How to channel Right-Directed thinking?

  • Bruce Mau is an acclaimed Canadian designer and founder of the Institute without Boundaries (IwB). A major thread of his work--especially his IwB work--is concerned with designing solutions to the world's problems.

    The exhibit and book he and the IwB put out in 2003-2004 has been influential in my own research, as I see an ethical imperative to bend scholarship toward justice in a practical, designed approach.

    He'd be great to interview.

    db

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    It's not like I haven't heard what he's got to say, but he has proved a direct relationship between design and concrete, socially useful results. He's always up-to-date in design and social issues, so he always comes up with new conclusions and facts in these areas.

    that's my vote.

    BF mexico

  • http://www.livework.co.uk/

    pushing the realms of service based design.

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    http://www.valcasey.com/ http://www.designersaccord.org/

    I'd love to interview Valerie Casey, founder and executive director of the Designers Accord, a global coalition of designers, educators, strategists, researchers, engineers, and corporate leaders, working together to create positive environmental and social impact.

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    One of the most famous Idol architects and designers of our time- if not THE ARCHITECT (for me at least), Rem Koolhaass amazing visions stir art and architecture towards new dimentions and show that in this area there is a lot to be explored. His completely new interpretations of society, progress, space, culture and etc. are a brilliant example of modern thinking and reveal new paths for the young generations of architects and designers to follow. It would be incredible to hear some of his thoughts and ideas. I give my vote to him!

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    John Emerson, www.backspace.com/notes. The man has influenced "generations" of designers and activists (since May 2002). Quoting the July/August 2005 issue of Print Magazine: “Most designers agree, even insist, that design is more than clever imagery selling goods and services — it also influences how societies function. Social Design Notes, a remarkably informed and highly useful blog edited by John Emerson, explores design’s sociopolitical power and inspiration. A New York activist and designer who oversaw Web sites for Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch, Emerson launched his blog is 2002 as a ‘bridge between design activism — to push designers to think about acting in the public interest and to help activists see how design can facilitate their campaigns.’ Emerson explores how design is used to support and challenge the status quo, posting one historical note about the ‘Black Panther Coloring Book’ created by the FBI during the civil-right movement, and another about South Africa’s use of the comic book to prepare its citizens for their first election. Emerson also discusses the built environment, praising former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani for having championed design to improve the lives of the disabled. And Social Design Notes’ Resource page contains tools — such as free stock photos — designed to convert readers into true reformers.”

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  • Principal at alliedworksarchitecture.com, he sits on the low edge of hype.

    His designs and redesigns of interiors, especially, focus very much on the human element. And though aesthetic seems secondary, it is not.

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    i know i know, my main man leo doesn't get a look in bec he's dead but let's face it if he was alive today he'd get my vote for his paradigm shifting approach to the role of design in our lives and how it can elevate humanity to heights hitherto unknown...leo i bow in humble supplication...

    ps besides being a grave robber, did you know he was also a great cook and designed incredible banquets for princely courts and courtesans

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    Katie Salen is the Executive Director of the Institute of Play, and Associate Professor in the Design and Technology program, Parsons the New School for Design. Co-author of Rules of Play, a textbook on game design, as well as The Game Design Reader (MIT Press, 2004 and 2006), she recently completed an edited volume for the MacArthur series on Digital Media and Learning called The Ecology of Games and is serving as co-editor of The International Journal of Learning and Media (MIT Press). Katie just completed a stint as lead designer on Gamestar Mechanic, a game developed by Gamelab to teach young people the play and practice of game design fundamentals. She lectures and writes extensively on game design, design education, and game culture, including authoring some of the first dispatches from the previously hidden world of machinima.

    http://instituteofplay.com/node/100

    http://www.gamersmob.com/

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    Together with peace nobel winner Muhammad Yunus the german communication expert Hans Reitz has founded the Grameen Creative Lab (http://www.grameencreativelab.com). They try to design new social businesses and social joint ventures in order to eradicate poverty. In order to do so they use design and creativity methods and especially a very interdisciplinary approach.

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    I read Michael Beirut in HOW Magazine's 1989 Annual, he was still working with Vignelli Associates at that time. I really believe Mr. Beirut deserved to be nominated.

    Bierut was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. [1]

    Bierut was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. Since 1990 he has been a partner in the New York office of Pentagram. [2]

    According to his Pentagram online biography: Bierut "is responsible for leading a team of graphic designers who create identity design, environmental graphic design and editorial design solutions. He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in several permanent collections including: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Denver Art Museum; the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany; and the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich, Switzerland." [3]

    Bierut served as the national president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) from 1998 to 2001.

    Bierut is a senior critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art.

    Bierut is also the co-editor of three Looking Closer graphic design anthologies. He is also a founding writer of the Design Observer blog with Rick Poynor, William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand. [4]

    Bierut is also known for his involvement in the film Helvetica — "Drink Coke, period!"

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    Clare has battled against the odds to promote and enable sustainable development through design in the UK.

    She recently set up the SEED foundation (social environmental enterprise + design) (http://www.seedfoundation.org.uk/) and is a senior tutor at the Royal College of Art.

    ...working tirelessly to get projects off the ground and brilliantly ignoring those who were convinced sustainability was just a passing fad :)

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    Founder-Director of the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India. (www.srishti.ac.in) Geetha Narayanan is primarily an educator and institution builder, the epitome of the autodidact who enters spaces that are alien, grasps the essence of them and leverages them to design pedagogies and projects that have made a mark in India and internationally. Geetha Narayanan was one of five women who launched the Ujwal Trust and set up the Aditi International School which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year in Bangalore. Aditi remains one of the most forward international schools in India. Her deep interest in education/pedagogy, art, design, technology has led her to move across the spaces of instructional design, social design, design for the underprivileged, etc. It was this interest which led her and the Ujwal Trust to launch Srishti in 1996 in Bangalore, as an alternative to the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. Moving from legacy pedagogies and leaving traditional art-design educational constructs behind, Srishti is today a vibrant hub where disciplines jostle and interpenetrate each other in a dynamix mix of multi-disciplinarity, experimentalism and international projects so that Srishti students get a very different experience of holistic and constructivist education. Why I want to nominate Geetha Narayanan is because on the one hand the West is usually over-represented in spaces like this and, on the other, art and design education/educators/institutions are hardly ever represented, though they play a key role in nurturing future artist-designers. And then again, it is rarely that a "non-designer" has done so much for art and design education - at least in India!

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    she has been working in the field of Fair Design for many years. She lives in Italy but is colombian. See: http://www.salamancadesign.com/

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    see: http://www.whomade.it/

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    see: http://php.unirsm.sm/ricerca/ Professor of IUAV, design university in San Marino Italy

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    see: http://www.northsouthproject.com/

  • Democratic Design, that promotes the analysis of the original material cultures as a starting point for the development of newtypologies of objects.The goal is to rediscover and to preserve techniques, expressions and local traditions starting from an idea of design as a democratic action that allows poor communities to access to free and voluntary consultation of international experts. The activity of design through creative workshops goes beyond the classical isolation of the handicraft communities making possible a comparison between them, the surrounding nations and with the people of the whole world, making them visible and therefore “defensible” (communities disappear every year and nobody knows).

    See: http://vinacciaintegraldesign.blogspot.com/

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    http://www.straat.com.br

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    see: http://www.do-not-touch.com

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    see: http://www.butterflyworks.org/

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    Design Against Crime Research Centre

    DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.

    Lorraine Gamman is employed as Professor in Design Studies, in the School of Graphic and Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London, where she has taught for over 15 years. She is also Director of Design Against Crime (DAC) at the University of the Arts London, which she set up in 1999, and which was validated as a new Research Centre by the University in 2005. She is currently Vice Chair of Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA), and a member of the Home Office’s 2007 “Design and Technology Alliance” (www.homeoffice.gov.uk/documents/crime-strategy-07). She also works as an independent assessor for a variety of research councils.

    http://www.designagainstcrime.com

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    Design Against Crime Research Centre

    DAC is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London.

    Director of Design Against Crime (DAC) at the University of the Arts London, which she set up in 1999, and which was validated as a new Research Centre by the University in 2005. She is currently Vice Chair of Designing Out Crime Association (DOCA), and a member of the Home Office’s 2007 “Design and Technology Alliance”

    www.designagainstcrime.com

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    NERI OXMAN

    I nominate Neri Oxman because I had recently the pleasure to meet her in person and can say that she is genuinely an extraordinary visionary woman whose abundance of energy and genius would lights up a stadium in the dark.

    Excerpted from her website, www.materialecology.com :

    Neri Oxman is an architect and researcher whose work attempts to establish new forms of experimental design and novel processes of material practice at the interface of design, computer science, material engineering and ecology.

    A graduate of the AA School of Architecture and previously a medical scholar at the Hebrew University and the Technion Institute of Technology, she is currently based at MIT where she is a presidential research fellow and a PhD candidate in Design Computation.

    Transcending disciplinary and professional boundaries, Oxman's work pioneers Material Computation as a design paradigm beyond typological expression. She promotes the aesthetics of material formation and behavior as a scientific contribution to ecological activism.

    Her work, Natural Artifice, has recently been displayed in the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art, now part of the museum's collection. Current work is on display at the International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Seville and the 2008 Beijing Biennial. Neri has recently been recognized as a Revolutionary Mind 2008 by SEED Magazine, featuring her collection of work and research in design. She has won multiple awards for her research including the Earth Award for Future Crucial Design, HOLCIM Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction, a Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award, the AICF Award of Excellence, the Harold Horowitz Award and others.

    Neri is the founder of M A T E R I A L E C O L O G Y, an interdisciplinary design research initiative engaging in design research featuring new initiatives at the intellectual and productive interface between science, art and design and based in Cambridge, MA. www.materialecology.com

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    Ideas too good to waste.™ Donating talent for the forces of good. Love what you do and how you do it. After more than 15 years of creating influence, demand, social currency, and profitability for more than 130 diverse brands, including local start-ups to global icons, Chad Rea's focus is now to bring conscious consumerism out of the exclusive fringe and into the accessible mainstream.

    This is the future....let's hear about it from Chad Rea.

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    Ideas too good to waste.™ Donating talent for the forces of good. Love what you do and how you do it. After more than 15 years of creating influence, demand, social currency, and profitability for more than 130 diverse brands, including local start-ups to global icons, Chad Rea's focus is now to bring conscious consumerism out of the exclusive fringe and into the accessible mainstream.

    This is the future....let's hear about it from Chad Rea!

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    Gehry is too famous and designers know him well. But, there is a question here: What is Gehrys works effects on social design? If we examine Gehry designs, can see difference .He is making change happen through design and making change happen through life. He composed a lovely music with line and form. Gehry really changed the concept of form and space, not in architecture only, in furniture design and jewellery design, too. I think he is an avant-garde artist, who can changed design in different styles, like Deconstructionism, Folding and Architecture of jumping universe. I have many questions from Gehry!

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    Hippo Water International is an innovative not-for-profit that distributes the Hippo, a water transport tool that enables people with limited access to water to move 5x the amount possible using traditional methods in less time and with much less effort!

    The folks at HRI (a team of volunteers led by Cynthia Koenig) are constantly looking for ways to innovate - they just teamed up with Engineers Without Borders and Project H Design to re-design the Hippo for better shipping efficiency and a lower price point, and they're now collaborating with Catapult Design to incorporate water filtration.

    HWI operates with a simple philosophy: 'a good idea and a simple design can change the world.'

    read more at www.hippowater.org

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    We nominate Tony diZinno, photojournalist extraordinaire who donates enormous amounts of time documenting the experiences of Mountain to Mountain.

    M2M is currently developing projects in Afghanistan to promote education and to eliminate the startling gender gap in literacy. M2M's projects are focused primarily on the short and long-term needs of women and children.

    http://www.mountain2mountain.com

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    AIGA XCD nominates Alan Jacobson, proprietor of the Philadelphia-based consulting and design firm Ex;it.

    For almost 3 years now, Jacobson has been an integral part of a community-building initiative in in the village of Guerrero in Rwanda, still recovering from the ravages of the horrific civil war we've heard so much about.

    His project kicked off with the design of genocide survivors’ memorial in the village to house the bones of loved ones killed in the 1994 genocide. Since then, he has worked with village leaders in developing a sunflower cooperative to explore opportunities for self-sustainability and economic development.

    http://exitfoundation.org/

    http://blog.xcd.aiga.org/?p=21

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    This is The Master teacher of the Modern Mystery School. He is quite simply a humble Healer and Teacher of Esotericism and will if you of your own Free-Will desire remind you of your Divinity and then through self empowerment help you to attain to your own unique path or soul purpose.

    I could conceivably go on but I will stop here. Gudni's latest initiative for the betterment of all is called, 'The Pyramid of Peace.' It is conceived and facilitated by His Holiness The Dali Lama, and Dr. Emoto! The objective? To enable people to remember their own Divinity, and to heal.

    And with that knowledge to bring us all ever closer to a new world where Love truly is the cornerstone. An energy where everything is possible.

    This is coming to Japan soon! Japan will be the first of many places in which this pyramid will be erected.

    Want to know more, I ask only that you either Google Gudni Gudnason or that you go to our school's site: modernmysteryschool.com

    You will see very plainly that our mission here is to bring Hope and Love to all and by so doing open up the gates to a new world in which we all have joy in our hearts and minds.

    I hope that you join us. Regardless, I send you now Love and Light and Infinite Blessings! You are a god as am I.

    Let's unify and become one heart and mind for the benefit of all! With Grace and Humility, Bill Fricke: A Humbled Guide and Teacher of The Modern Mystery School

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    I am trying to get this man's energy out to the world. He has empowered probably millions of people in his 30 years of healing and teaching and with the school he has created no doubt millions more.

    This man is well, Love. He exists on this planet to remind all of us that Love is the most powerful energy that ever was or ever will be!

    Please, go to our site and you will see what I am speaking of: modernmysteryschool.com

    Thanks, Bill Fricke Humbled Guide and Teacher in The Modern Mystery School

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    David Berman, Canadian designer and author of the book Do Good Design

    (Book review from Robert L. Peters)

    Do Good Design: How Designers Can Change The World by David B. Berman AIGA Design Press / New Riders (Peachpit)

    David B. Berman’s important new book is honest, timely, and hard-hitting, delivered with in-your-face directness—it presents a strong argument regarding the inherent power of design to shape our world and takes on greed, excess, and the scheming tendencies of advertising and “targeted” visual communications. Full of pithy quotations, well illustrated (with wide-ranging examples of manipulative media and manufactured needs) and impressively annotated and cross-referenced, Do Good Design rails against the consumptive excesses of the so-called “developed world” and urges designers to help steer a better course for our planet—before it’s too late. David combines his keen observation skills with courage to question the status quo, expressing his marathon call for positive change with passionate zeal. In his words, “the future of civilization is our common design project.”

  • Hilary Cottam points to social issues that can better be solved by involving design perspectives and proactive design thinking and doing. I was very inspired reading about her activities and the participle team that influences british politics as well as social quality in everyday life.

    http://www.participle.net/

    quoted from the website: "Participle creates future services with and for the public. Most attempts at innovation and service improvement start within existing institutions and ask how they can be reformed. Participle starts from the individual and their community, unlocking a unique set of insights and motivations, which are then applied to the problems that need to be addressed."

  • http://www.alanchandesign.com/acd/main.html

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    Neri Oxman is, in my opinion, the world's next great architect. Frank L. Wright embraced nature and Frank Gehry embraced the use of the computer to design and construct amazing buildings. Neri Oxman's MaterialEcology is making use of computer science to better understand nature and in so doing will open a new world of architecture that literally uses the building blocks of nature as a new form of architecture that will change how we look at structures from bridges to furniture to buildings and everything in between.

    Remember the name Neri Oxman because her creativity is going to change the face of architecture for the better and forever.

    John Wr. Gotts Palo Alto, California Co-founder, BijoBee.com Serial Entrepreneur Candidate for Congress, 2012

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    his postgraduate thesis focused on providing shelter to new york's homeless population through sustainable, transitional housing. after completing his studies, he moved to new york where he has worked as a designer and project architect.design competition : mobile HIV/AIDS health clinic for africa, 2002-2006 finalists - KHRAS architects, virum, denmark it was really amazing on his mobile HIV/AIDS health clinic for we Africans i' d love to interview and congratulate him

  • Original author of The First Things First Manifesto, Garland is one of the first graphic artist and photographer to comment on social awareness in communication. Who better to interview?!?

  • If only we still could!

  • Margolin, Victor and Sylvia Margolin, "A 'Social Model' of Design: Issues of Practice and Research," Design Issues Vol. 18, No. 4: 24-30., 2002

    How can we combine the Market and Social Models? Innovative ideas?

  • Bonsiepe Gui, “Peripheral Vision”, Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) Brazil, 2004

    Latest ideas on Design and Democracy?

  • http://www.theinternationalexchange.co.uk/

    Known as TIE, this organization empowers communications and advertising professionals to create positive social change by igniting their passion and creating opportunities for them to use their knowledge and skills for good.

    Yes, we've all been on the side of our businesses that sell products and services, and that pays the bills, but the deeper layer to what is happening in our world involves more and requires more. TIE connects the dots of our industry to global culture, economy, knowledge and values and generates the "product" of endless possibilities for people and developing communities around the world.

    Check out this great article about them in AdAge: http://adage.com/goodworks/post?article_id=137883

    My question---with so much technology and innovation shifting and changing how we relate to each other, how does TIE empower developing countries to evolve with these trends while maintaining a true sense of their cultural history?

    VOTE FOR TIE!

  • Roger Martin is an innovator of education, business, strategy and design. He is working to transform education by creating and promoting integrative thinking. He authored this popular business phrase and as dean of Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; he created and teaches a curriculum by the same name. His lectures and workshops to tomorrow's executives, and today's, help them develop a better skillset and bring greater value to their leadership positions. Business Week named Roger one of the top professors in the world and recently TimesOnline named him one of the top management thinkers in the world in their Thinkers 50 issue. His book, The Opposable Mind, discusses integrative thinking.

    Roger is active in the design and business communities. As one of the leading advocates of design thinking and a former lead straegist and co-founder of Monitor Group, Roger is working to more fully integrate design in the strategy process. Businesses such as Procter & Gamble, Blackberry RIM, Steelcase, Thompson Reuters, and The Skoll Foundation have benefitted from his strategic advisory. Roger is also devoted to issues such as corporate citizenship, leadership, sustainable innovation, executive compensation.incentives, country competitiveness and prosperity. A prolific speaker and writer, Roger writes extensively on design and is a regular columnist for BusinessWeek.com’s Innovation and Design Channel. He is also a regular contributor to Washington’s Post’s On Leadership blog and to Financial Times’ Judgment Call column.

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    Mike Reynolds has talked the talk and his Earthships have walked the walk. He and his sustainable biotecture have stood up to all forces, from natural to establishment driven. Reynolds has been working hard on his designs for over 25 years and only recently gotten the acknowledgement by the architectural community, and government permit offices. He is a visionary with a very realist perspective for design and one that many more people should be exposed to.

    http://www.earthship.net

  • I´m a designer and member of the DESIGN21 NETWORK, robson oliveira is the user name. I m work in Italy and Brasil.

    First, I want to Know how to Join in and support your Group

    Second, I want to have a opportunitty to give a Interview because the follow bellow...

    Due my concept design is conect to positive impact in the climate changes, all pieces of my work are chosen to decorate some official spaces of the ONU COP 15 - Copenhagen climate change meetings. where the Kioto protocol will be change.

    Because of that and prizes that we get in 2009 we are invited for many exhibitions around the world and we want to promote our ideias in your organization.

    Sorry my english and tks

    Robson Oliveira robson@eubra.org

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    I´m a designer and member of the DESIGN21 NETWORK, robson oliveira is the user name. I m work in Italy and Brasil.

    First, I want to Know how to Join in and support your Group

    Second, I want to have a opportunitty to give a Interview because the follow bellow...

    Due my concept design is conect to positive impact in the climate changes, all pieces of my work are chosen to decorate some official spaces of the ONU COP 15 - Copenhagen climate change meetings. where the Kioto protocol will be change.

    Because of that and prizes that we get in 2009 we are invited for many exhibitions around the world and we want to promote our ideias in your organization.

    Sorry my english and tks

    Robson Oliveira robson@eubra.org

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design