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

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

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

Mark Lamster
Majority Report

Review of Design with the Other 90%: Cities

John Thackara
Utopia is Here
Ernest Beck
Creative Support for Japan

Creative responses to the crisis in Japan.

Ernest Beck
Mensch at Work

Review of The Power of Pro Bono

Tony Whitfield
Prepared for Haiti

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

Ernest Beck
State of Shelter

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

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

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

Bradford McKee
Float House

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

Ernest Beck
Emergency Response Studio

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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