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  1. Forecasting the Future City
    A Great Idea

    Forecasting the Future City

    The annual TED Prize, an extension of the multimedia brand hyping rational thought and good works, pledges $100,000 each year to a person with one wish to change the world. Formally called...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.07.11

  2. Local Fundraising
    Profiles

    Local Fundraising

    Creative projects get a leg up and their word out at gatherings that serve donations with a side of social capital. Move over, Kickstarter. Across the country, philanthropy is getting personalized.

    written by: Diana Budds
    photos by: Vanessa Miller
    05.23.12

  3. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
    Product Reviews

    Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life

    Using authentic crafting techniques handed down through generations, women from rural villages in the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane in the Sahara Desert transform cast-off textiles and donated...

    written by: Abigail Doan
    04.16.13

  4. Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless
    Dwell on Design

    Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless

    Our Dwell on Design artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga spent all weekend on the show floor with her team of artisans, who, along with hundreds of show attendees, created move-in kits for the...

    written by: Erika Heet
    06.25.13

  5. Curro Claret’s T300 Piece
    Product

    Curro Claret’s T300 Piece

    Barcelona-based designer Curro Claret made the Piece, an innovative metal bracket that can transform found materials into furniture, available for sale for the first time at Salone del Mobile.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.22.13

  6. Green Local Nonprofit Q&A: ANEW
    Dwell on Design

    Green Local Nonprofit Q&A: ANEW

    At Dwell on Design on Sunday, June 23, on the Sustainable Design stage a trio of do-gooders will discuss their latest undertaking: building 15 LEED-certified libraries in Mexico, using donated...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    06.15.13

  7. Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga
    Dwell on Design

    Dwell on Design Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing...

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.26.13

  8. Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street
    Profiles

    Buffalo Basics at 153 Eaton Street

    It may be hard to believe, but Buffalo, New York, was once a pinnacle of high-tech innovation, even dubbed the City of Light for being one of the first electrified towns in America. But today, with...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    06.17.09

  9. Design Open Mic
    Dwell on Design

    Design Open Mic

    Dwell on Design is proud to host Architecture for Humanity's Design Open Mic on the Design Innovation Stage this year. A Pecha Kucha-style hour of rapid-fire design presentations, Design Open Mic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.18.11

  10. Yves Behar in Conversation
    Dwell on Design

    Yves Behar in Conversation

    Among other great sessions at Dwell on Design, we're looking forward to a conversation with designer extraordinaire, Yves Behar. Known for numerous wildly successful products, from the first $100...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    06.17.09

  11. The Power of Paint
    Profiles

    The Power of Paint

    Students are redesigning their environment under the guidance of Publicolor, a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 by industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman.

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    02.26.09

  12. Architecture for Humanity
    House Tours

    Architecture for Humanity

    Two young Norwegians take a hands-on approach to do-good design with projects in remote Thailand, Bangkok, Sumatra, and beyond.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Pasi Aalto
    04.13.12

  13. Architecture for Humanity at Dwell On Design 2013
    Dwell on Design

    Architecture for Humanity at Dwell On Design 2013

    We are proud to announce that Architecture for Humanity will be onstage at Dwell on Design 2013 to discuss their ongoing commitment to community building.

    written by: Erika Heet
    02.28.13

  14. What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity
    Dwell on Design

    What Do You See? With Kate Stohr of Architecture for Humanity

    We've adored Architecture for Humanity's boots-on-the-ground brand of community building and do-gooder design since its inception. We had CEO Cameron Sinclair as our keynote speaker last year and...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.20.13

  15. Make It Right Gets Made
    Post

    Make It Right Gets Made

    The feel-good story: The first six houses funded by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation have been completed in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. They include homes designed by New Orleans...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.07.09

  16. Rebuilding Haiti
    Post

    Rebuilding Haiti

    In the days since the earthquake in Haiti, numerous aid groups have opened up channels for contributions small and large to assist in the immediate needs of survivors in and around Port-au-Prince....

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.14.10

  17. Fantastical Photographic Maps
    Event Spotlight

    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  18. Exhibition Presents Design as a Force for Social Change
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    Exhibition Presents Design as a Force for Social Change

    The Museum of Design Atlanta showcases innovative solutions to common 21st-century problems.

    written by: William Lamb
    04.04.14

  19. Rebuilding in a Post-Katrina World with Sherry-Lea Botop
    Dwell on Design

    Rebuilding in a Post-Katrina World with Sherry-Lea Botop

    New Orleans native Sherry-Lea Botop found herself in a unique position in 2005: The non-profit activist was, like many of her community members, housed in a shelter with her family while Hurricane...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.14.13

  20. An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti
    Interviews

    An Architecture Prof Weighs in on Haiti

    There are thousands of architects and designers in the Dwell audience and beyond who are contemplating how they can help with the massive rebuilding effort that will soon get underway in Port-au...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.25.10

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