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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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First day in Mexico

I didn’t really know what to expect getting into Mexico yesterday. Maria kept telling us to write down our expectations, but every time I...
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february 2009 fieldwork

Arrived in Cancún yesterday afternoon. It was a good trip – smooth, uneventful in terms of travel, and very pleasant. I attribute much of this to...
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Field research: February 2009

In early February we’ll be working in Felipe Carrillo Puerto and the area around the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve. We’re...
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ODID Program Model

The office of Design, Innovation, and Development promotes design thinking for innovation and development in an interdisciplinary and...
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Sian Ka’an Artisans

This project works to develop a culture and economy for sustainable handicrafts with the Amigos de Sian Ka’an (southern Quintana Roo)....
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the process of empowerment

The process which enables one to gain power,authority and influence over others,institutions or society. Empowerment is probably the totality of...
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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:
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Design for Development: Spring 2009

This course focuses on developing the skills necessary to work on complex social entrepreneurship and design research projects for social,...
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Terminology

Agency / A philosophical concept of the capacity of an agent to act in a world; Human agency is the capacity for human beings to make choices and...
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