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Favela Chic


With the unprecedented increase of informal settlements, or favelas, and a large percentage of the world’s urbanization happening informally, contemporary urban discourses and practices have re-centered their attention on urban informality.
Design with the Other 90% Cities, Exhibition, urbanization, favelas, settlements, informal, urban informality

Power Tools


It is time to rethink the significance of design in our urbanizing world. This is one of the many things that I have learned from communities linked to Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Design can be seen as a political tool to support the poor to bridge the divides that exist in cities in the Global South.
Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition, cities, urban, urbanization, Shack/Slum Dwellers International, SDI, Cape Town, South Africa, Philippi, informal, informal settlements, community, government, partnerships

India’s Elastic Cities


By 2030, 40% of India's population will be urban-dwellers. That's 590 million people, up from 350 million in 2011, with the combination of internal migration and population growth placing serious stress on urban infrastructure.
cities, India, urban, local, vernacular, informal, economy, entrepreneur, entrepreneurial, service, provider, wallah, community, elastic, adapt, adaptable, change

Design Exchanges


Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition opened last week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to large crowds and international press. The exhibition’s location provides a unique opportunity to connect numerous stakeholders, including design professionals, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, academics, those in the public and private sector, and the general public.
Design with the Other 90%: Cities, Exhibition, United Nations, global, south, stakeholders, reciprocal, informal, settlements, exchange, population, cities, urban, urbanization

City Views


Preparation for the next exhibition in the Design for the Other 90% program series brought me to numerous informal communities in mega-cities throughout Southeast Asia. 
Design with the Other 90%, Exhibition, informal, communities, mega-cities, urban, Southeast, Asia, population, density, Bangladesh, Twitter

"Green" Exhibition Design


Most people go to exhibitions to look at the objects. Eggheads go to read the labels. Design geeks (and museum professionals like myself) want to study the installation itself.
Design for a LIving World, Exhibition, design, Pentagram, sustainable, practices, images, Ami Vitale, photojournalist, aluminum, panels, reflection, light, biodegradable, direct-to-substrate-dye-sublimation, printing, embed, durable, scratch-resistant, recyclable, shingles, Jeremy Hoffman, graphic designer, models, montages, expense, comparison, materials, reduction, Open, scaffolds, informal, techniques, FSC, certified, Medite II, fiberboard, recovered, formaldehyde-free, resin, Chul R KIm