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The Nonprofit That's Using Seat Belts and Super Bowl Banners to Fix Up Indianapolis

People for Urban Progress upcycles cast-off urban hardware back into the community.
January 16, 2016
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Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena Wins This Year's Pritzker Prize

We revisit the remarkable, socially engaged work of Alejandro Aravena on the occasion of the announcement of his Pritzker Prize, the profession's highest honor awarded internationally.
January 13, 2016
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Pablo León de la Barra on Art, Architecture, and the Public Role of Museums

On the tails of organizing a complex and ambitious survey of contemporary Latin American art, the architectural historian and curator of Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, Latin America, discusses the role of museums as civic icons and centers for discourse.
January 12, 2016
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The Massive Project That's Using Old Rail Lines To Revolutionize Atlanta

A student’s lofty vision lays the groundwork for a city’s urban revitalization.
January 10, 2016
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The Artist Using Playful Designs to Reimagine Public Space in the Twin Cities

An artist’s interactive public work fosters unity in Minnesota.
January 10, 2016
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Vancouver Designer Jon Winebrenner's Studio Designs Products and Brands Alike

The founder and president of Vancouver-based Hurdler Studios, Jon Winebrenner helps others realize their ideas in “our new world where virtually anyone with an idea can create a globally distributed product funded by the crowd.”
January 2, 2016
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Revisiting Malcolm Leland's Sculptural Midcentury Bird Shelter

Ceramicist Malcolm Leland won the Good Design Award from the Museum of Modern Art in 1955 for his innovative ceramic bird shelter.
January 1, 2016
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London-Based Donna Wilson Produces Playful, Well-Crafted Homewares

Best known for her colorful designs in soft textiles, London-based Donna Wilson designs everything from animal dolls to clothing and home accessories, like the Blocks Woven Linen Basket, produced by skilled artisans in Malawi.
December 27, 2015

Sculptural Lighting from Canada’s Bocci

Founded in 2005, Bocci consistently balances their functional products with stunning design details. The company’s pendant lighting functions as much as an artistic installation as overhead lighting, and is the result of thoughtful, innovative production. 
December 15, 2015