poverty

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Ron Rivera


Ron Rivera- Coordinator of Ceramic Water Filter and International Projects, Potters for Peace
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, developing world, poverty, Ron Rivera, Potters for Peace, Ceramic Water Filter, potable water, solutions, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Paul Polak


Paul Polak, Founder, International Development Enterprises
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, Paul Polak, International Development Enterprises, IDE, affordability, poverty, developing world, needs, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90% Panel - Martin Fisher


Martin Fisher, co-founder/CEO, KickStart
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, panel, Martin Fisher, KickStart, poverty, developing world, technologies, money, entrepreneurial, entrepreneur, Business, business model, tools, low-cost, profitable, MoneyMaker, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%


Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States.
Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

Felt in Haiti


I had the pleasure of meeting recently with Ton Vriens, a Dutch documentary filmmaker and journalist who, through his foundation Turtle Tree, is working with women in Haiti to develop a felt-making co-operative, with the goal of achieving economic and social independence for the members of the self-governed group.
Haiti, felt, collective, women, Tom Vriens, Dutch, documentary, filmmaker, journalist, Turtle Tree, foundation, economic, social, independence, poverty, Fanm Veret Wi Nou Kapab!, Women of Verrettes Yes We Can Do It, grant, Andalusia, spain, Business, training, product development, American, makers, workshops, needlework, organic, wool, source, soft, import, equipment, iPhone, iPod, laptop, covers

Research Chronicles


Follow my field research chronicles on twitter, starting in Kumasi, Ghana at the International Development Design Summit organized by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and MIT. The summit aims to create equity in the distribution of research and development resources by focusing on the needs of the world’s poor.
International Development Design Summit, Kwame Nkrumah University, MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, summit, equity, distribution, research, resources, poverty, collaboration, cross-discipline, Maker Faire, Africa, Accra, Ghana, manufacturing, indigenous, technologies, development, Twitter

Out of Poverty


International Development Enterprises’ founder Paul Polak has just released his much anticipated book Out of Poverty, What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. Based on his 25 years of experience he tells why traditional poverty eradication programs have fallen short and how his alternative approach works.
International Development Enterprises, IDE, Paul Polak, founder, Out of Poverty What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, book, poverty, eradication, tradition, approach, programming, fail, practical, solutions, roots, inspiration, Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, farmers, co-creation, Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, low-cost, affordable, income, generation, products, pioneer, model, favorable, reviews, lectures, public programs

Rope Pumps


The show was conceived to begin a conversation and provoke discussion about the broad range of ways various organizations and individuals are addressing the underpinnings of poverty through design innovations. The selected objects tell a story and are windows into the numerous ways these groups are providing direct solutions
Exhibition, Design for the Other 90%, discussion, conversation, address, underpinnings, poverty, innovations, story, rope pump, technology, adapt, water, supply, local, materials, production, repair, profit-based, sustainability, Practica Foundation, Netherlands, Holland, Zimbabwe, Millenium Development Goals, cultural acceptance, simplicity, efficiency, durability, volume, low cost, affordable

Full Circle


Though we knew that we may find it tough to ship several of the objects, our registrars and exhibitions department have had to make extraordinary efforts to make arrangements to bring objects from remote areas around the world.
shipping, objects, registrar, Exhibition, remote, locations, Nigeria, Mohammed Bah Abba, Pot-in-Pot Cooler, low cost, low-cost, affordable, refrigeration, Chad, war-torn, alternate, source, explanation, practical action, EF Schumacher, economist, non-profit, NGO, appropriate, technology, poverty, small is beautiful, influence, Humanitarian, local, solutions, demand