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Paul Polak, and Mal Warwick
How to Solve India’s Poverty Crisis
11.12.13

A new look at how to end poverty in India.

Manisha Sharma
Gendered Arrangements: India
John Thackara
Cycle Commerce: The Red Blood Cells of a Smart City
John Thackara
An Open Design School for India
David Stairs
Journeying through the Sacred Profane
01.09.13

David Stairs chronicles his trip through India.

Alexandra Lange
Someone Else’s Shangri La
09.10.12

An exhibition of Doris Duke's Honolulu mansion, Shangri La, proves a “Spanish-Moorish-Persian-Indian complex” works as theater.

Courtney Drake, William Drenttel, and Deirdre Cerminaro
Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography
10.27.11

This bibiography surveys the literature of social design — the spectrum from design process and thinking to the zones of social innovation.

Julie Lasky
Chandigarh on the Block
03.28.11

Furnishings designed for Corbusier's urban masterpiece are being sold at auction. How outraged should we be?

Alan Thomas
Calcutta: Bookland
03.28.11

Alan Thomas, at the Kolkata Book Fair.

John Thackara
Work Faster, India!
Yale School of Management
SELCO: Product Design Philosophy
08.26.10

This video of the SELCO innovation team talking about product development is a part of the SELCO case study, the first in a series of case studies on design and social enterprise funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Winterhouse Institute.


Yale School of Management
SELCO: Founder Harish Hande on SELCO's Future
08.26.10

This video of Harish Hande is a part of the SELCO case study, the first in a series of case studies on design and social enterprise funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Winterhouse Institute.


Ernest Beck
SELCO: Case Study Synopsis & Teaching Objectives
08.23.10

This case study about SELCO, a solar energy company in India, provides an opportunity to examine the strategy of a business with a social purpose and a heavy reliance on innovative design.


Ramsey Ford
What Social Entrepreneurship Can Teach Social Design
08.23.10

Essay on adapting principles of social entrepreneurship to social design.


Ashish Nangia
The Town That Corbusier Built
08.16.10

On the conflict between architectural appreciation and security in Chandigarh, India.


Ernest Beck
Ripple Effect Update
08.10.10

Update on the Ripple Effect initiative launched by IDEO, Gates Foundation and Acumen Fund to distribute fresh water in the developing world. Originally published July 30, 2009.


Ernest Beck
Bellagio Museum Symposium: Abstract
08.03.10

In April 2010, 22 participants met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is an abstract summary of the final report of their discussions.


William Drenttel, and Julie Lasky
Reasons Not to Be Pretty: Symposium on Design, Social Change and the “Museum”
08.03.10

In April 2010, 22 designers, historians, curators, educators and journalists met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy to discuss the museum’s potential role in relation to design for social change. This is a report on their conversation.

Meena Kadri
Two Rupees Worth
08.02.10

Now that the dust has settled on India's launch of their rupee symbol we are starting to see its application beyond the initial fanfare.


Meena Kadri
India's Epic Head Count
06.28.10

The enormous task of conducting India's 2010 census is aided by a newly designed form.

Ken Botnick, and Ira Raja
The Subtle Technology of Indian Artisanship
05.24.10

How India's craftsmen offer lessons in design thinking.


William Drenttel
Design for Change Contest
Charles & Ray Eames
India Report, April 1958
04.05.10

Fifty years ago the National lnstitute of Design was born in Ahmedabad India. It's backbone was a manifesto developed by Charles and Ray Eames.


Dirk Wachowiak
Peter Bilak & Satya Rajpurohit: Interview on Typography
03.04.10

Dirk Wachowiak interviews Peter Bilak and Satya Rajpurohit on their recent collaboration, the Hindi version of Bilak’s Fedra.

Avinash Rajagopal
The Nano Effect on Urban India
02.23.10

Review of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum exhibition of the Tata Nano, 2010.


Jessica Helfand
Better Living Through Artistry
02.17.10

SEWA, a cooperative textile manufacturing company in Ahmedebad, India, is a network of self-employed women.

Meena Kadri
Finding Innovation in Every Corner
02.08.10

Interview with management expert Anil Gupta, who seeks to reduce poverty by finding, broadcasting and nurturing examples of innovation among India's poor.


Ernest Beck
Chulha Stove
09.09.09

Report on the Chulha stove designed by Philips to reduce indoor air pollution in developing countries.


Michael Scharf
Rainfall Is Likely to Occur
08.23.09

The bourgeois quarters have their own hybrid neo-Tibeto-Hokkaido-Kashmiri-Brit architecture — tin-roof Tudors with peaks — yet "paddy" (i.e., rice) is still grown within the city limits, if in just a few spots.


Julia Galef
Question Box
08.07.09

The Question Box project puts the developing-world poor just a phone call away from an internet search.


Ernest Beck
Ripple Effect
07.18.09

IDEO launched Ripple Effect in India to help communities with the arduous process of transporting water.


John Thackara
We Are All Emerging Economies Now
06.05.08

I recently received an invitation to discuss design and development with a wonderful group of design peers in a beautiful location. But I have decided to decline the invitation. Why?



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