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Why Design Now?: MedellĂ­n, Colombia


Why? A team of architects and urban planners, social workers and citizens has transformed Medellín, Colombia, from the most violent city in the world into a community whose architecture carries a powerful message of social inclusion. Public buildings, parks, libraries, schools, and museums were inserted in the most desperate neighborhoods to provide crucial public services. The Orquideorama, an orchid canopy in the Botanical Gardens, exemplifies the citys renaissance.
Medellin, Colombia, collaboration, transformation, social inclusion, Orquideorama, Why Design Now, Exhibition

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

National Design Awards and the 2008 Presidential Election


Perceptive Pixel’s Magic Wall played a central role in CNN’s rather exuberant coverage of President Barack Obama’s press conference last week on the occasion of his 100th day in office. The press conference was streamed on the White House’s YouTube channel, marking the first time the White House had ever livestreamed a news event.
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