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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

A New Year and a New Look for Impact Design Hub

February 3, 2016
Since its inception, Impact Design Hub has been building and expanding alongside the momentum of social impact design. What began as a daily blog from John Cary’s kitchen table in Brooklyn has now expanded into... Read More

NEA Announces New Grant Opportunity to Encourage Cross-Sector Collaboration

February 3, 2016
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a new grant called Creativity Connects, an opportunity being piloted in the Art Works category that encourages collaboration between arts and non-arts organizations. The intent of these... Read More

How Can Industrial Levels of Sawdust Be Useful?

February 3, 2016
Now that sustainable forestry practices have, for the most part, been widely adopted, wood is a very smart raw material to continue using: it’s easy to work with, requires a relatively small amount of processing,... Read More

Design for Social Change Workshops for Creative Professionals

February 3, 2016
The School of Visual Arts NYC presents Impact! Design for Social Change, a four week program to help creative professionals execute socially-minded work. The program is broken down into two separate two week sessions. In... Read More

Study Abroad Opportunity: Philippines Bamboo Workshop

February 2, 2016
The University of Washington recently announced Architecture Philippines: Philippine Bamboo Workshop, a summer program taking place June 16-July 17, 2016. By participating in workshops, a community design charrette, and independent research, students will learn about... Read More

2016 SEED Award Winners Announced!

February 2, 2016
Design Corps and Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network recently announced the winners of the sixth annual SEED Awards for Excellence in Public Interest Design. Submissions were evaluated based on their ability to aptly address... Read More

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