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D4D Initiative

As social designers, we work directly with people, in context—Indigenous artisans, farmers, and organizers—with cultural, social, and entrepreneurial initiatives and we explore ways design can be useful for people in this context.
  • Kuxtal Sian Ka'an
  • Gualberto Cazanova

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organic farming in noh-bec

Narayan Ghiotti and I met with Gualberto Cazanova in Noh-Bec, Quintana Roo to talk about the next phase of the “pixan” project....
Date :15 Jul
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Mint in Mexico: Not your usual spring break

— Maria Rogal, 2007. Published in Muse, the news magazine of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida.  During spring break 2007,...
Date :04 Mar
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thick descriptions

The term was used by the anthropologist Clifford Geertz in his The Interpretation of Cultures (1973) to describe his own method of doing...
Date :17 Feb
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fieldwork itinerary

People often ask me what fieldwork is like. During this research trip we worked between 8 – 14 hours a day. Research site locations varied – some...
Date :16 Feb
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design and the elastic mind

What we’re witnessing today is the emergence of a singular design creativity. Taking their cues from sources as varied as nanostructures,...
Date :14 Feb
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celso’s cited

“Yo se que mi producto es unico” “El publico me exige mejorar” “No me gusta copiar” “Yo vivo 100% de la artesania” “Hay que tenerla mente muy...
Date :11 Feb
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workshop brainstorming / small group activity

(Another post from Laila, brought to you by Morgan) Mike, Enrique, Mirtsa, Laila Both of them were very engaged, and after a little help on...
Date :09 Feb
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enrique in noh-bec

  (A Post from Laila, brought to you by Morgan…) He is very enthusiastic and has great ambitions. At the beginning he was very shy, but...
Date :09 Feb
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  I was trying to envision how the workshop would go before we got there, so I could prepare to run out of the nearest exit when things went...
Date :09 Feb
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