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D4D Initiative

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

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kanan honey survey

Please take this survey. It is for our work with Maya Honey cooperatives in MX. Please take a moment to look over the survey and give us feedback...
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kanan honey / miel kanan

This summer we’re working on a project with Fundación Mexico-Estados Unidos para la Ciencia (FUMEC) to develop a union of local honey...
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Ak Kuxtal Sian Ka’an

“Ak Kuxtal Sian Ka’an,” (Kuxtal—Maya—that which gives us life; pronounced kush-tol), is a network of artisans established to counter the...
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change is beautiful

An interview with Marcos Canté Canul, President of Cooperativa Xyaat in Señor, QR, México on working with D4D.
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creativity workshop

We conducted this workshop with artisans in Noh-Bec, Quintana Roo, working with Ak Kuxtal Sian Ka’an.  
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lol-balché honey

We began to work with Cooperativa Lol-Balché, a 41-member cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatán in late 2006. In addition to selling wholesale,...
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women artisans: tihosuco

Maya Handicrafts (Tihosuco, Quintana Roo, Mexico). The purpose of this project was to create a cohesive identity to help members increase...
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social capital & social business: the new definitions

by Social Edge Muhammad Yunusin his book “Creating a world without poverty” defines two possible kinds of Social Business: Companies...
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chichén itzá master plan for 2012

Plugging Yucatán into the Tourism Circuit: If Governor Ivonne Ortega Pacheco has her way, the State of Yucatan will become a series of...
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