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Inmates Imagine Design Solutions for Prison Rehabilitation

February 10, 2016
As part of a recent San Francisco restorative justice workshop, a group of prisoners brainstormed potential improvements to their living quarters, generating suggestions like more daylight, computer rooms, and privacy screens. The workshop’s hopes were... Read More

E4C Hosts Mobile Data Collection Webinar Series

February 10, 2016
Co-founder of engageSpark, Avner Mizrahi, will lead the first segment of an Engineering for Change (E4C) webinar series on mobile data collection that begins February 10, 2016. engageSpark, a co-sponsor of the webinar, provides the... Read More

Core77 Design Awards Call For Entry

February 9, 2016
Core77 provides a forum for designers and design enthusiasts alike to observe, learn, attend, and participate in design-focused competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits. The Core77  Design Awards, the self-proclaimed most inclusive and celebratory design... Read More

IDEO & Acumen Collaborate on Human-Centered Design Course

February 9, 2016
As a result of the overwhelming participation and positive response to IDEO’s Design Kit: the Course for Human-Centered Design, IDEO teamed up with Acumen, a global learning community for social changemakers, to create a Facilitator’s... Read More

Build Your Own Baugruppe – A Home For The Rest Of Us

February 8, 2016
By Johnny Magdaleno Today more than half of the world’s seven billion people live in big cities and the United Nations estimates that by 2030 that will climb to 60 percent. If our urban planners... Read More

Fifth Annual Harvard x Design Conference – Failure x Design

February 8, 2016
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Design will host the fifth annual Harvard x Design Conference, a gathering of students and professionals promoting open dialogue on various topics in design. This... Read More

Interview with Mexico City’s Laboratorio para la Ciudad Director

February 5, 2016
Metropolis recently sat down with Gabriella Gomez-Mont, founder and director of Mexico City’s Laboratorio para la Ciudad, to inquire about the foundation of the organization and how government can tackle questions of urban creativity and... Read More

Cairo Hackerspace Closed by Egyptian Censorship Board

February 5, 2016
The Cairo Hackerspace, based out of the Townhouse Gallery, was shut down by the Egyptian Censorship Board last month, which appears to be part of a larger attempt to shut down contemporary art spaces. However,... Read More

All the World’s a Stage: Privacy Lost in the Contemporary City

February 4, 2016
Writing for Urban Omnibus’ “As Seen On [  ]” essay contest, runner-up Andrew Renninger investigates the loss of privacy and self-actualization in today’s crowded, urban environments, arguing that increased housing costs have eliminated the existence... Read More

Archeworks Announces Launch of WASTED MARKET

February 4, 2016
In collaboration with the Cook County Department of Environmental Control, Chicago-based Archeworks, a multidisciplinary design school with a social agenda, launched WASTED MARKET, an initiative focused on expanding the marketplace for the reuse of building... Read More

Inscape Publico Announces Social Impact Design Award Winners

February 4, 2016
DC-based nonprofit architecture firm Inscape Publico presented their Excellence in Social Impact Design Awards at their inaugural Social Impact Design Celebration on November 17, 2015. The winners were Joel Mills, Director of the American Institute... Read More

Los Guidos to Librii: Confessions of an Impact Designer

February 3, 2016
By David Dewane Los Guidos is a depressed neighborhood on the fringes of San Jose, Costa Rica. In the late 1990’s its population of poor native “Ticos” and undocumented Nicaraguan immigrants lived in ramshackle houses... Read More

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