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Designing within the Open Source Circular Economy

Four days of discourse, workshops and face-to-face learning commenced today at Helsinki’s Open Source Circular Economy jamboree. As the event’s title suggests this is where the practices and ethics of the open source movement come together with those seeking to

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Designing within the Open Source Circular Economy

Four days of discourse, workshops and face-to-face learning commenced today at Helsinki’s Open Source Circular Economy jamboree. As the event’s title suggests this is where the practices and ethics of the open source movement come together with those seeking to

Agents of Alternative book

Change the present now! Agents of Alternatives is launched

It is a while since I penned some words for window874. There are a multitude of reasons, but one of the larger ones comes in a 480page co-edited limited edition book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities, a compendium

Agents of Alternative book

Change the present now! Agents of Alternatives is launched

It is a while since I penned some words for window874. There are a multitude of reasons, but one of the larger ones comes in a 480page co-edited limited edition book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities, a compendium

Cumulus Aveiro 2014 Rita Almeida

The Ecologies of Social Engagement

  At the Cumulus Conference in Aveiro, 8-10 May 2014, called ‘What’s On: Cultural diversity, Social Engagement, Shifting education’, I participated in the Social Engagement theme as a co-chair. In this post I pick out some highlights from the papers

Cumulus Aveiro 2014 Rita Almeida

The Ecologies of Social Engagement

  At the Cumulus Conference in Aveiro, 8-10 May 2014, called ‘What’s On: Cultural diversity, Social Engagement, Shifting education’, I participated in the Social Engagement theme as a co-chair. In this post I pick out some highlights from the papers

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Agents of Alternatives – what’s new!

A quick update on the collaborative book, started here at window874. We recently launched and shared our crowd funding campaign at sponsume: http://www.sponsume.com/project/agents-alternatives-redesigning-our-realities which will still be up and running for 6 more days, so you can secure yourself a unique

Cover_LR2

Agents of Alternatives – what’s new!

A quick update on the collaborative book, started here at window874. We recently launched and shared our crowd funding campaign at sponsume: http://www.sponsume.com/project/agents-alternatives-redesigning-our-realities which will still be up and running for 6 more days, so you can secure yourself a unique

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DRESS for summer – an Open collection!

We would like to invite you to the second MODE UNCUT project: 2 days of OPEN designing & making clothes 24th & 25th of May @ Made in Kallio, Vaasankatu 14, Helsinki (Finland)   Program: Saturday 24.05.2014: Open Summer Collection Magazine

Dress for Summer_A3_promo

DRESS for summer – an Open collection!

We would like to invite you to the second MODE UNCUT project: 2 days of OPEN designing & making clothes 24th & 25th of May @ Made in Kallio, Vaasankatu 14, Helsinki (Finland)   Program: Saturday 24.05.2014: Open Summer Collection Magazine

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Agents of Alternatives – make it a reality!

Here at window874 we have been working on an independently published book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities. It explores the visions, projects, tools and impacts of diverse change agents who are designing and  making things happen, creating new

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Agents of Alternatives – make it a reality!

Here at window874 we have been working on an independently published book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities. It explores the visions, projects, tools and impacts of diverse change agents who are designing and  making things happen, creating new

Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Re-languaging

Fresh thoughts….as stimulated by The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard. eds. (2013) Bloomsbury. As John Thackara notes in the forward to this 550 page tome, this collection of writing gives an historical and theoretical reflection

Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Re-languaging

Fresh thoughts….as stimulated by The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard. eds. (2013) Bloomsbury. As John Thackara notes in the forward to this 550 page tome, this collection of writing gives an historical and theoretical reflection