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Reads tagged with “grassroots”

Before I Die: Reclaiming Urban Aspiration
Before I Die: Reclaiming Urban Aspiration

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The Transformative Power of Personal Projects
The Transformative Power of Personal Projects

Time-stretching, self-funding, and why you should never underestimate grassroots creativity.

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Ed Emberley’s Make a World: The Film
Ed Emberley’s Make a World: The Film

What alligators from 1972 have to do with the visual culture of modern design.

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Data Visualization: The Colors of Democracy
Data Visualization: The Colors of Democracy

What dots and colors have to do with the war on political corruption.

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Philanthropy Spotlight: 100 Girls Back to School
Philanthropy Spotlight: 100 Girls Back to School

What 100 girls in Asia have to do with Copa Cabana beaches, or why private-sector philanthropy is the real global game-changer.

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Pencils of Promise: Grassroots School-Building
Pencils of Promise: Grassroots School-Building

How to give and own at the same time, or why Facebook is the new Peace Core.

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Social Justice with a Twist: Ctrl.Alt.Shift
Social Justice with a Twist: Ctrl.Alt.Shift

Blurring the boundaries between activism, advertisement, and art, or how you can get hand grenades to hang on your Christmas tree.

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Exclusive Interview with Designer Twan Verdonck
Exclusive Interview with Designer Twan Verdonck

Numbers, socially conscious consumption, and how to improve your sex life.

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Clay Shirky on Social Media, News and the Democratic Process
Clay Shirky on Social Media, News and the Democratic Process

The news on news, or what Twitter has to do with democracy.

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Pick One: Hipsters Take on Culture, By Way of Helvetica
Pick One: Hipsters Take on Culture, By Way of Helvetica

Start Trek vs. Russia, the 1970’s vs. Christmas, or why death is better than Uggs.

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