The Aestheticization of Life: A Reply to Jessica Helfand
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

It’s been a rough week in Kampala.

Casualties of the Bedding Wars
Saturday, March 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
Saturday, March 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
Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

The things that hold Kampala up

Small Kindnesses
Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Design is large and stuffed with plenty of frivolity, farce, and forcemeat, exemplary of the waste and superficial gratification common to material affluence. Design altruism is small, but its accomplishments, while not staggering, do represent a great instance of how to do much with little. For example:

Anthills of the Savannah
Sunday, March 19th, 2006

James Lutwama's Termitaria Thesis

Powerless
Friday, March 17th, 2006

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

Small Kindnesses 3
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

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Pavement
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

David Stairs' African Journal begins

Public Isolation
Friday, March 10th, 2006

Victor Margolin's private thoughts on Public Space

A Meme for Altruism
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

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

Running With the Pack in South Africa
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

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

Small Kindnesses 4
Monday, March 6th, 2006

Macy's Comes Through

Transformational Development
Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Jenny McGee's work in El Salvador

Bruce Mau and the Apotheosis of Data
Friday, March 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
Friday, March 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.

Small Kindnesses 2
Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Some new instances of vision, heart, and economy: