The School of Design Strategies is an experimental educational environment configured to advance innovative approaches to design and business education in the evolving context of cities, services, and ecosystems. Our students and faculty explore designing as core capability and design as strategic asset in the sustainable practices of individuals, groups, communities, and organizations alike.
Open Sound New Orleans is a community media project that invites and enables New Orleanians to document their lives in sound. You can participate by recording, or making recording requests for, the important sounds and voices in your life and ...Read More
Be it sirens, jackhammers, or your neighbor's too-loud TV, noise is everywhere in the urban landscape. Today, we'll talk about how to protect yourself from all that racket with guests Arline Bronzaft, Chair of the Noise Committee on the Mayor's ...Read More
1. Story on NPR (soundcheck)
2. Ear to the earth website
How can sound help us better understand our environment and engage in today’s critical ecological issues? The Ear to the Earth festival kicks up the volume of the earth’s sonic life ...Read More
Artist Brian Jungen says that one of the best ways to get people to look at artwork is to create it out of materials that they recognize. Visitors to Jungen's exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in ...Read More
Here's a great opportunity to see some thing's in New York that are usually not open to the public!
I find the site kind of difficult to navigate, so go right to this PROGRAMS page:
and click on the Saturday Program and ...Read More
Mail Me Art is a British-based project, run by Darren Di Lieto, the founder and co-editor of the illustration news portal the Little Chimp Society. Over the course of a year, the first Mail Me Art project brought together a ...Read More
Open City Dialogue (OCD) is a bi-monthly lecture series at Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Monday, Oct 5: Pie in the Sky: All About Greenpoint’s Own Rooftop Farms
with Annie Novak.
New York City is a Farmer's Paradise! Just ...Read More
Living Climate Change is a place where the most defining challenge of our time is explored through design thinking. It’s also a place to show, discuss and share compelling and provocative thoughts and ideas about the future.
Hosted by IDEO, a ...Read More
On September 30, The New School will present Tim Brown, chief executive officer and president of IDEO, a global design consultancy, in conversation with Bruce Nussbaum, BusinessWeek contributing editor and SDS visiting professor of Innovation and Design.
Nussbaum and Brown will ...Read More
Interesting project that maps speculative architecture (Bucky Fuller, Gaudi, etc) to an iPhone app: http://www.phantomcity.org
There's an associated Van Alen event on 10/3 (RSVP by Wednesday, even if you don't have an iPhone) or wander at your leisure. Read More
As environmental issues increasingly become fodder for casual conversations and court cases alike, I.D. Magazine’s 2007 Annual Design Review presented a timely challenge to the design world: Create concepts that bring awareness to the topic of global warming. Eager to ...Read More
People are making Wiggio groups for everything from friends, teams, and housemates
to structured groups that meet, schedule, and work together regularly.
Here's an article about this tool, that was initially developed by a team a business school project at Cornell University Read More
"Posterous is the dead simple way to put anything online using email. We launched in July 2008 and we've been steadily growing and adding features.
We love sharing thoughts, photos, audio, and files with our friends and family, but we didn't ...Read More
Interesting talks at TED on creative work and how to nurture creativity:
Dave Eggers talks about engaging a neighborhood in a socially meaningful project:
http://blog.ted.com/2008/10/dave_eggers_in.php Read More
For the ENGAGE project, we will be investigating compelling ways to communicate environmental concerns.
The Human Countdown project
70 days before the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) promoting action on climate change so that world leaders secure an ambitious, fair ...Read More
This looks like an interesting book/exhibit. You can see some of the maps online.
An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition; statelessness to ...Read More
In April 2009, Lenka Clayton & Michael Crowe sent a personal, handwritten letter to each of the 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall. They hoped these unsolicited letters would prompt neighbourly discussion, spreading across the town, promoting ...Read More
An Interactive site that allows you to explore change in specific urban locations as documented by the photographer Camilo Jose Vergara.
(also posted in general NYC links)
http://invinciblecities.camden.rutgers.edu/intro.html Read More
Here's a great resource to get Population statistics, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, birth and death data, hospitalizations, local trade data, and much more.
(also posted in general NYC Links)
http://www.infoshare.org Read More
Urban Omnibus is an online project of the Architectural League to create a new kind of conversation about design and New York City. We commission, gather and deliver the insights of journalists, architects, planners, designers, artists, activists, scholars and citizens. Read More
The purpose of this site is to help you get the most out of groupwork tasks. While it predominantly focuses on assessable groupwork tasks that are mainly completed out of class, the site also has some useful tips for getting ...Read More