'Has our technology — our cell phones and iPods and cameras — stopped us from dreaming? Young artist Shilo Shiv Suleman says no, as she demos “Khoya,” her new storybook for iPad, which floats us through a magical world in 7 minutes of pure creativity.'
Shilo Shiv Suleman is an illustrator, storyteller and iPad book creator
"In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men — many of them illiterate — to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It’s called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works"
'Regarded as the godfather of contemporary advertising in India, Piyush Pandey prefers to be known as the minister of fun. In his hilarious presentation, Pandey pays tribute to the greatest design of all – the heart – and talks about using humour and emotion to speak across culture and language differences. He also gives insights on the phenomenal ZooZoo campaign for Vodafone, which changed an entire country's attitude towards animation.'
via Design Indaba
How to upgrade to Indias Social Enterprise Eco system
"India has become a hotbed of social enterprise, home to impact technology like D.Light Design’s low-cost LED lights for rural communities, Sarvajal’s water ATMs, and Aravind Eye Hospital’s high-quality, high-volume, low-cost health care.
India is an obvious staging ground for social innovation—it’s home to bright young minds, serious development issues, a lack of public services, and a growing divide between globalized cities and rural poor. India’s freedom from strict regulations like in the U.S. or Europe makes it an ideal playground for social entrepreneurs, enabling them to test ideas and develop the ones that are ripe for further growth.”
via Good Business
Unprepared: lessons from the informal economy
local partner: Studio-X Mumbai
lead designer: Bas Princen
Though their reality is harsh, slums demonstrate people’s capacity to improvise, self-organize and create value regardless of circumstance and institutional wellbeing. As people self-coordinate around common goals, they show that improvisation, as a means of coping, can have structural implications that can be surprisingly sophisticated and robust.
Led by Bas Princen and in partnership with Studio-X Mumbai, the Droog Lab will seek to engage with the informal economy to see what lessons might be learned for the future of design.
November 6th - 20th, 2011
Outcomes will be presented in Mumbai towards the end of the workshop. Check back for date announcements and follow @droogamsterdam for live updates.
Kiran Bir Sethi’s Design Thinking Challenge has children across the world saying “I can”. Here she talks about projects that has mobilised children to feel, imagine, do and share in ways that could help to improve their communities. Bir Sethi also tells of the aProCh project that brings out the protagonist in every child.