Elevating the context.

Elevating the context. How can design research move from an anthropocentric unit of study to a planetary / ecological focus? (Not entirely of course, but just to try on the question). Relating this Einstein’s famous quote:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

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Transformation design opportunity: US financial system

In our fields of practice (consulting, design, innovation) the “elephant in the room” that people ignore is that of the impact of the current market transformation of financial systems, large banks, and global investment banks. And mortgage packagers and guarantors. With AIG, we are seeing the implosion and bailout of the world’s largest insurer. . . . → Read More: Transformation design opportunity: US financial system

Open Letter to the Next US President

From Bernard-Henri Levy, in Huffington Post:

In just fifty days you will be, in theory, the most powerful man in the world.

I say “in theory” because your first challenge will in fact be your country’s decline in power. It’s been so long that we have been hearing about this decline – and now it . . . → Read More: Open Letter to the Next US President

Toronto’s perfect getaway – NY Times Traveler

The Frugal Traveler finds Toronto more expensive than years ago, but shares a wonderful weekend with readers, filled with our kind of city exploration and good eating. In fact,  Matt Gross walks our local neighborhoods, visits Kensington Market, and the New Yorker heard about and dines at our favorite Vietnamese place, Rua Vang Golden Turtle.

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