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Radical

“Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul…” — Thomas Paine This quote is taken from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules

Radical

“Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul…” — Thomas Paine This quote is taken from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules

Co-creation

In reference to the last post about this month’s Helsinki Design Week themed under ‘co-creation’, we shall have a closer look at this term. There has been a lot of fuss about it in the past years, particularly in design

Co-creation

In reference to the last post about this month’s Helsinki Design Week themed under ‘co-creation’, we shall have a closer look at this term. There has been a lot of fuss about it in the past years, particularly in design

Openness

One of the problems of language is that words – especially buzzwords – tend to quickly loose their meaning through repeated overuse in written and spoken debate. Words such as design, sustainability, participation, and democracy need affixes and derivations to be able

Openness

One of the problems of language is that words – especially buzzwords – tend to quickly loose their meaning through repeated overuse in written and spoken debate. Words such as design, sustainability, participation, and democracy need affixes and derivations to be able

Possibilitarian

Reading Marleen Stikker’s introduction to the 2011 publication Open Design (see our research library), I came across the term possibilitarian. ‘Possibilitarians think in new possibilities, and get all excited when things get messy and life becomes disorderly. In disruption, possibilitarians

Possibilitarian

Reading Marleen Stikker’s introduction to the 2011 publication Open Design (see our research library), I came across the term possibilitarian. ‘Possibilitarians think in new possibilities, and get all excited when things get messy and life becomes disorderly. In disruption, possibilitarians

Unconferences

In the most recent interview of our ongoing dialogue series, Andrew Paterson mentioned the term ‘unconferences’, which curiously links up to our thoughts after the recent international design conference Cumulus in Helsinki two weeks ago. It describes gatherings similar to

Unconferences

In the most recent interview of our ongoing dialogue series, Andrew Paterson mentioned the term ‘unconferences’, which curiously links up to our thoughts after the recent international design conference Cumulus in Helsinki two weeks ago. It describes gatherings similar to

Alternative Economic Opportunities

How does design contribute to existing and emerging economies? In March 2012 NODUS, the Sustainable Design research group at Aalto University, coined the phrase ‘Alternative Economic Opportunities, AEOs’ to describe the new enterprise possibilities levered by applying a Design(ing) for

Alternative Economic Opportunities

How does design contribute to existing and emerging economies? In March 2012 NODUS, the Sustainable Design research group at Aalto University, coined the phrase ‘Alternative Economic Opportunities, AEOs’ to describe the new enterprise possibilities levered by applying a Design(ing) for

Entredonneur

In1800 Jean-Baptiste Say introduced the term ‘entrepreneur’ to denote someone who ‘takes from between’, by acting as ‘an intermediary between capital and labour’.  While the notion of the entrepreneur has ubiquitous reach, even if it has varied interpretations, ‘entredonneur’ is

Entredonneur

In1800 Jean-Baptiste Say introduced the term ‘entrepreneur’ to denote someone who ‘takes from between’, by acting as ‘an intermediary between capital and labour’.  While the notion of the entrepreneur has ubiquitous reach, even if it has varied interpretations, ‘entredonneur’ is