So this project is an experiment: what we could easily share the stories behind our buildings? What happened here? Who grew up here? What good times were had? Why is it neglected? And what if we had more of a say in what these spaces might become? How can they better fulfill our needs and dreams today? What if we can collect demand in an area and prove there is a strong enough customer base for a new business to open? See more photos, stories, and ideas on the project website, lookingforloveagain.org! This project will potentially expand to other cities. April 2011.@1 year ago
Artist Posts Neighborhood Surveys and Infographics on the Streets of Boston
#streetart #generous #design via @brainpicker@1 year ago
Der Münchner Maler Tom Früchtl (*1966) setzt sich in seinen Arbeiten mit Fragen der Bildlichkeit und des Realitätscharakters von Malerei auseinander. Mit seinen virtuos gestalteten Pappkartons und Möbeldecken täuscht er auf sehr subtile Weise unsere Wahrnehmung und hinterfragt damit den illusionistischen Gehalt des Gemalten.
( bitte den film mit Tom Früchl auswählen )
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what-is-generous-design asked: Question 1 : What do YOU call Generous Design?
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2.6 billion people worldwide lack access to toilets – one of the leading causes of child mortality in the world. Yet, access to sanitation is one of the most neglected of the UN Millenium goals.
The Peepoo is a personal, single use toilet in the form of a slim, elongated bag. Designed to be cheap, easy to use, self-sanitizing and mobile, Peepoo is one of few sanitation solutions that doesn’t require water. Additional to all of that, after use it provides value as a fertilizer, which enables collection and disposal systems to arise. However, even if no disposal services are available it doesn’t contaminate the environment because it is biodegradable.
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The principle of Generous Gesture is to manufacture products based on Fair Trade: the desire to exchange ideas and skills, a situation that all parties benefit. Elizabeth Fisher -Strawberries Fabrics Generous Gesture has teamed up with a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Bangladesh, Kumudini Welfare Trust.
Kathrin Busch: ”Geschicktes Geben. Aporien der Gabe bei Jacques Derrida”
München 2004.@1 year ago