Small is Beautiful
Friday, June 30th, 2006

In a nation where cookie-cutter McMansions have become common from coast to coast…

The Aestheticization of Life: A Reply to Jessica Helfand
Thursday, June 29th, 2006

It’s been a rough week in Kampala.

In Advance of the Broken Arm: Adversity as Harbinger of Design Resilience in Ugandan Toys
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Creative design by Ugandan boys

Casualties of the Bedding Wars
Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Victor Margolin Hotels today compete for customers with an escalating array of comforts, offering everything from high-speed Internet to 24-hour in-room massage. Key to their identities as sanctuaries for weary travelers are the luxurious sleeping appointments they provide. Engaged in what have come to be known as “bedding wars,” hotel chains like Starwood, Westin, and […]

The Strategy
Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Excerpted from THE GREAT TURNING From Empire to Earth Community (pp.225-229) By David C. Korten
Scheduled for Publication by Berrett-Koehler Publishers and Kumarian Press May 2006 and reproduced here with kind permission of both author and publisher.

Poles
Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

The things that hold Kampala up

Anthills of the Savannah
Monday, June 19th, 2006

James Lutwama's Termitaria Thesis

Powerless
Saturday, June 17th, 2006

8 1/2 days without power can turn a city into a village

Dust & Diesel: Talkin’ About Air Quality…
Thursday, June 15th, 2006

That cloud you see isn't rain, it's Kampala smog!

Pavement
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

David Stairs' African Journal begins

Public Isolation
Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Victor Margolin's private thoughts on Public Space

A Meme for Altruism
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

David Stairs on the connection between design, memes, and altruism.

Running With the Pack in South Africa
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

A report from the DEFSA conference in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Transformational Development
Monday, June 5th, 2006

Jenny McGee's work in El Salvador

Bruce Mau and the Apotheosis of Data
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Foretelling the future has been professionalized. Once the domain of soothsayers, astrologists, and mountebanks, now, futurology has become the domain of designers and other improvers of humankind.

“Design for Democracy” African Style
Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

With all the ink that's been spilled over the AIGA's Design for Democracy project, we thought it would be interesting to hear from someone who really made a difference in electoral politics.