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d4d lab

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 might be useful and beneficial for, with, and by people code signing in context.
  • Kuxtal Sian Ka'an
  • Gualberto Cazanova

Journal

empowerment / empoderamiento

Gaby showing Marcos how Joomla! works as Herbé learns too.
Date :09 Aug
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writing every day

Mornings are fabulous here. Up at 6:30 with the birds flying – so many in the morning and at dusk. Work and life must be good because I am not...
Date :08 Aug
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wednesday at xyaat

Wednesday we had a 6 hour meeting at Cooperativa Xyaat in Señor. Among their many projects, Xyaat works in communitarian tourism which is focused...
Date :07 Aug
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packing. monday night.

For so many reasons, this is the first time I am heading back to Yucatán since January of this year. I am going with Gaby. We’re flying...
Date :05 Aug
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about social design

The projects represented here – our “social design research projects” – are exactly this: projects designed and produced for...
Date :29 Jul
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Date :28 Jul
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mapping: nazli eda noyan

In 1999, Turkey was shaken by a major earthquake that caused thousands of and left even more people homeless, injured and suffering. Seeing all...
Date :28 Jul
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iluminación: myda iamiceli

BackgroundSocioeconomic factors in developing countries require walking and bicycling to be common modes of transportation. Statistics show that...
Date :28 Jul
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hach kii’ ka’ab natural orange juice

the project To develop an identity, business system, and packaging for “Hach Ki’i Ka’ab” orange juice, a product of Cooperativa Cuauhtémoc in...
Date :28 Jul
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xyaat ecotourism cooperative

Cooperativa Xyaat creates community tours that are culturally responsible and educational in Señor, a living Maya community, in Quintana Roo, México.
Date :28 Jul
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