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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

honey bee crisis in the US

CBS Television program “60 Minutes” has an excellent segment on the honey bee crisis in the US. Honey bees are responsible for the...
Date :30 Oct
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hurricane dean affects the juice project

While our work is almost done, it’s in a state of limbo as our clients and their advisors work to develop their business model....
Date :17 Oct
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inauguration of the honey center, cooperativa lol-balche in santa elena

The members of the Lol-Balche honey cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatan inaugurated their new factory/workshop on June 27, 2007. To view...
Date :17 Oct
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fresh picked oranges

Here is a photo of Cooperativa Cuauhtémoc’s fresh picked oranges. No pesticides – organic. We become so used to “pretty”...
Date :17 Oct
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honey labels

Over the summer, we put together a mini-site to get feedback on the project labels. Click here to visit the site. We received some great comments...
Date :16 Oct
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honey update

It’s been a while since we’ve updated our blog and a lot of changes have happened. During the summer, the honey project expanded to...
Date :16 Oct
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Some Label Samples

The Citrus group has been working hard at revising the designs for the orange juice labels. Here are some examples of their work:
Date :16 Apr
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Words from Maria

hi everyone. i just spoke with alex regarding the labels. he mentioned some of his suggestions — including the whole map of yucatan...
Date :16 Apr
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Editing Video

I am almost done editing done all the videos from the Mexico trip. We had about six hours worth and I only have two more hours left to cut down....
Date :15 Apr
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Lunch with Alex

Alex, from the orange project, happened to be in Gainesville for a Law School Conference and a few of my fellow MINTies and I were able to meet...
Date :11 Apr
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