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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 on the designs. It is for a good cause and we need your help, feel free to send this survey link to friends. It is moving forward fast...
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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 cooperatives so they can market their honey in México and the US. This project is informed by our earlier project with Lol-Balché in Santa...
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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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ODID Program Model

The office of Design, Innovation, and Development promotes design thinking for innovation and development in an interdisciplinary and international context for entrepreneurial and sustainable projects. A locus for research, practice, and dialogue, this office advocates for the...
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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). Project coordinator in QR: Elsa Torres Zapatafoci: design education, research, strategy, design 1 Creativity, Design Thinking, Design...
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hach kii’ ka’ab natural orange juice

the project To develop an identity, business system, and packaging for “Hach Ki’i Ka’ab” orange juice, a product of Cooperativa Cuauhtémoc in Quintana Roo.
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xyaat ecotourism cooperative

Cooperativa Xyaat creates community tours that are culturally responsible and educational in Señor, a living Maya community, in Quintana Roo, México.
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design for development projects

These projects focus on using design processes and products for social, economic, cultural, and environmental good. They are opportunities for designers (faculty and students) to work side-by-side in with our clients in their environments rather than isolated in our studios.
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mint in mexico

Mint in Mexico is a collaboration between UF Graphic Design and indigenous communities in Mexico. Our underlying principle is that design plays a critical role in economic, cultural, and social development. It is here we put these ideas into practice.
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learning about honey in yucatán

¬ View the first round of labels for Lol-Balché honey. ¬ Contact Maria Rogal for more information on the design documents We began to work with Cooperativa Lol-Balché, a 41-member cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatán in late 2006. In addition to selling wholesale, some members...
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