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  1. Brooklyn Renaissance
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    Brooklyn Renaissance

    Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing with high ideals.

    written by: Michael Cannell
    02.26.09

  2. Art Start
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    Art Start

    Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative community in Oakland, California.

    photos by: Doug Adesko
    02.26.09

  3. Give 1% for Good
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    Give 1% for Good

    "1% of an 8-hour work day is 4.8 minutes. Over the course of a traditional 2,080-hour work year, it amounts to just 20 hours per person."

    03.04.09

  4. Investing in the Market
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    Investing in the Market

    With its community market initiative, PPS reinvents the public square on the international scale.

    written by: Amara Holstein
    03.14.09

  5. Restoration of Hope
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    Restoration of Hope

    Uganda is a country ravaged by the effects of civil war, and a place where HIV/AIDS and contaminated drinking water result in a high incidence of death, especially among children.

    03.15.09

  6. Design for the Public
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    Design for the Public

    Public Architecture forges ahead into uncharted territory, and creates a model for fitting pro bono work into the daily practice of every firm.  

    written by: Ann Wilson
    photos by: Emily Nathan
    05.04.09

  7. Bringing Beets to the Streets
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    Bringing Beets to the Streets

    The beats you hear booming through the Oakland streets might be emanating from the cars of future rap stars—or from the People's Grocery Mobile Market.

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    07.27.09

  8. Emily Pilloton
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    Emily Pilloton

    With the offices of her upstart nonprofit, Project H, located in the same space as Cameron Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity, Emily Pilloton’s everyday life is steeped in a desire to...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.21.09

  9. Todd Larson and Elemental Awareness
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    Todd Larson and Elemental Awareness

    In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern California: a nature survival-skills program. Over the course of...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    10.19.09

  10. Deborah Leach and Thames21
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    Deborah Leach and Thames21

    If you’ve never heard of “fly-tipping,” then you’ve certainly seen its results. Fly-tipping is the British term for dumping garbage illegally, and it’s the civic...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    11.03.09

  11. "What's Next?" Competition
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    "What's Next?" Competition

    It's a new year and if you're newly energized to enter some design competitions, you now have an extension to get in on the newest one from Social Designer. The "What's Next?" competition...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.09.10

  12. MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change
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    MoMA's Small Scale, Big Change

    The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday. Curious to hear more about the show—which sadly I won't have the chance to see in...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    10.04.10

  13. Activist Designers: Design 99
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    Activist Designers: Design 99

    Gina Reichert, an architectural designer, and her husband, artist Mitch Cope, are the duo behind Design 99, an organization in Detroit that creates everything from bathroom tile designs to...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Jason Keen
    12.21.10

  14. Nani Marquina
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    Nani Marquina

    We were already big fans of Barcelona–based designer Nani Marquina, but now that we hear she helped reopen a shuttered school for 366 kids in Bhadohi, India, we're approaching swoon territory.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    02.21.11

  15. Friday Finds 5.27.11
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    Friday Finds 5.27.11

    This week we've been busily (and excitedly!) prepping for Dwell on Design, which is just under one month away. Among the many events slated are our ever-popular tours of modern homes in Los Angeles...

    written by: Diana Budds
    05.27.11

  16. Forecasting the Future City
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    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

  17. Local Fundraising
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    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

  18. Product Spotlight: Carpet of Life
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    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

  19. Artist Tanya Aguiñiga’s Kits for the Formerly Homeless
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    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

  20. Curro Claret’s T300 Piece
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    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

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