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D4D Project

As social designers, we work directly with indigenous artisans, farmers, and organizers on their entrepreneurial initiatives, exploring ways graphic design/visual communication can be useful for people in this context.
  • Kuxtal Sian Ka'an
  • Gualberto Cazanova

Blog

Closer to export

Finalizing the materials, including the Miel Kanan (Kanan Honey) website. It has been a long process for everyone and have evolved significantly....
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Cumple su “dulce sueño”

Jueves, 13 de junio de 2013, Diario de Yucatán. El presidente de la empresa Cab Balam, SPR, profesor Abelardo Balam Chi, de la comisaría meridana...
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Obtienen certificación para exportar

Después de 40 años de trabajo, la empresa Cab Balam, conformada por 10 socios apicultores y acopiadores, logró obtener la certificación sanitaria...
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The Birds and the Bees and the GMOs

Honey produced by thousands of Mexican beekeepers is at serious risk of contamination from genetically modified soybeans. Producers have called...
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Gualberto Cazanova

Innovations in International Development

On Thursday I made a brief presentation on the work of D4D at the UF Innovations in International Development...
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Muse Interview

From an interview with Bennett Brzycki, Marketing Intern at the UF College of Fine Arts as a follow up on the Humans and Neighbors series for...
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Kanan Honey Update

In the summer of 2012 we began working on a new project with Cooperativa Lol-Balché and several other honey cooperatives. This newly formed...
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Lol-Balché Fieldwork Observations

When working on the honey project, our partner Manuel Magaña made a point to tell me that he was both impressed and surprised that the UF...
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Lessons Learned: 12 thoughts on working with communities

In 2008 I drafted 12 thoughts on working with communities, lessons learned from collaborative design projects in partnership with indigenous...
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