Kantha: Reinventing Old Saris
Kantha is the practice of reinventing worn cotton fabric into household textiles in India and Bangladesh.
Reclaiming Paper and Textiles
A wall paper made of recycled newspaper and nylon.
Life of a Jamdani
How textiles for saris are made and remade.
Passion for Exotic Fashion
When Napoleon presented Josephine with a shawl that had been given to him on his Egyptian campaign (1798–1801), he started a fashion craze that lasted half a century and had major economic impacts on several nations. Fashionable ladies wearing the extremely lightweight Neoclassical gowns of the period went wild for the soft, beautiful and very...
Babajob – Design with the Other 90%: CITIES
Description of Babajob, a mobile and web based program aimed at connecting employers with job seekers in India.
4 Questions 4: Anab Jain
Anab Jain, founding partner of Superflux, discusses the influence of fantastical beliefs on her work, the structure of her business, and the designer's shifting role in 21st century "architectures of collaboration."
Why Design Now?: Ripple Effect
Why? Over 1.3 billion people worldwide drink unsafe water. Ripple Effect, a collaboration between the Acumen Fund, IDEO, and Indian and Kenyan water organizations, stimulates innovation among water suppliers. In Indias Thar Desert region, the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation developed a new business model to convince communities to purchase treated water. In the Andhra Pradesh region,...
India’s Elastic Cities
Over the next months while the Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition is on display at the United Nations Headquarters in New York several individuals whose own research explores the exhibition’s subject matter have been invited to write blog entries sharing their insights, related research and projects. – Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially...
Babajob.com_CITIES exhibition
2011. Created by Jaaga Media Center; produced by Babajob Services; directed by Clemence Barret and Archana Prasad; animated by Hannes Wagner. Courtesy of Babajob Services. Informal workers often find jobs through people they know, just as employers look to their social networks to find informal workers., a social networking service, connects impoverished job seekers...