Designing for The Public Interest in Brazil’s Favelas
Listen to an interview with architect Pedro Henrique de Cristo who, along with his wife Caroline, started +D // Design with Purpose, an "antidisciplinary studio that conducts research, design and development integrating public policy, architecture and technology to create public value, intergenerational legacies and systemic change." Their work on Parque Sitie has transformed the former landfill into Rio de Janeiro's first "agro-forest."
How Marimekko Became a Majority Women Design Powerhouse
Marimekko--the pattern-happy Finnish design house--was established "for women and by women" in 1951. Last year, 94% of its employees were women. Here's a bit about why it's such a supportive place to work for creative individuals.
Green Light: An Artistic Workshop on the Refugee Crisis in Europe
Green Light: An Artistic Workshop is a collaboration between Danish-Icelandic artist and designer Olafur Eliasson and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21), a Vienna-based organization dedicated to experimental creative projects. The workshop---which runs through June 5th, 2016--invites refugees, migrants, and university students to collaborate on building lamp modules.