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Paul Polak
The SunWater Project: Advanced Solar Technology for Poor Farmers
05.16.13

Paul Polak on SunWater: a radically affordable solar water pump that will transform small plot agriculture and help bring the world's poorest families out of poverty.

John Thackara
‘Beyond Good Intentions’ – The Movie
04.11.12

A new documentary hopes to answer the question "What happens in a disaster area after the initial wave of support?"

John Thackara
From Druids to Biorefineries: Innovation in a Small Nation
12.13.11

Small nations can be flexible in ways that big one cannot.

Mark Lamster
Majority Report
10.31.11

Review of Design with the Other 90%: Cities

John Thackara
Utopia is Here
03.30.11

Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, made in 1982, portrays a dystopian Los Angeles as it might be in 2019. In just eight years we are due to find out whether or not the film was an accurate prediction.

Ernest Beck
Creative Support for Japan
03.23.11

Creative responses to the crisis in Japan.

Ernest Beck
Mensch at Work
01.26.11

Review of The Power of Pro Bono

Tony Whitfield
Prepared for Haiti
01.20.10

Tony Whitfield meditates on the assistance designers should give in Haiti following the earthquake, and in future catastrophes.

Ernest Beck
State of Shelter
01.18.10

Relief organizations still rely on the same basic options for emergency housing, but new ideas are taking hold.

Aspen Editors
Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF and Early Childhood Development
11.28.09

At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Early Childhood Development Project proposed a new approach to emergency kits that would be more precisely tuned to young children’s intellectual and emotional needs, as well as outlined a basis for the next AIGA/INDEX: Aspen Design Challenge.

Aspen Editors
Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report
11.20.09

Initial report on the 2009 Aspen Design Summit, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute.

Bradford McKee
Float House
10.06.09

Report on a floating house designed by Morphosis and UCLA architecture students for the Make It Right Foundation,

Ernest Beck
Emergency Response Studio
10.05.09

Report on artist Paul Villinski's mobile studio, which he converted from a trailer of the type used by FEMA to house victims of Hurricane Katrina.


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