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Afghan Female Artist Beats The Odds

VoiceofAmerica   
January 31st, 2013

Afghan Female Artist Beats The Odds

23 year-old Afghan artist Malina Suliman risks her life to create art in Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban, in order to share with the public, through visual representations, of what she feels are the greatest problems and challenges of her generation.

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Melting Down Deadly AK-47s To Make Beautiful Art

Co.EXIST   
December 12th, 2012

Melting Down Deadly AK-47s To Make Beautiful Art

Noticing the abundance of guns in Africa, Peter Thum created Fonderie 47, a company dedicated to removing guns from the African economy and reusing them to make jewelry to sell in the US. The proceeds go toward raising awareness on gun violence and to continuing weapon destruction.

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Drawing On Art For Recovery

OdeWire   
November 12th, 2012

Drawing On Art For Recovery

Often, arts projects are seen as luxurious extras in healthcare settings but new research in University College Cork (UCC) has found that arts projects can reduce stigma and social isolation for individuals with mental health problems.

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Design for Shared Consumption

Shareable: Sharing by Design    Yobo Member
October 11th, 2012

Design for Shared Consumption

With the rise of collaborative consumption, the narrative about ownership and use is shifting, so designers are exploring design for shared consumption.

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The cities of the future will be grown, not built

good.is   
September 27th, 2012

The cities of the future will be grown, not built

Building a new suburb could involve twisting, pruning and manipulating large trees into the frames of buildings. “There would be no difference between the home and nature — it would be something that would be a positive addition to the ecology”

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Making Jewelry Empowers Former Female Prisoners In Sierra Leone

VoiceofAmerica   
January 31st, 2013

Making Jewelry Empowers Former Female Prisoners In Sierra Leone

Former female prisoners in Sierra Leone are incorporating themselves back into society through creativity-namely in the form of unique and beautiful beaded jewelry that has brought not only worldwide recognition to these women, but also confidence.

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Luzinterruptus Creates Stunning Light Installations To Call Attention To Urban Decay

Co.EXIST   
December 2nd, 2012

Luzinterruptus Creates Stunning Light Installations To Call Attention To Urban Decay

An anonymous artistic group in Madrid uses literal light to show pollution and degradation in neglected urban areas in an effort to emphasize the importance of discourse of public space and environmental protection.

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Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?

Greater Good    Yobo Member
October 12th, 2012

Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?

The immediate outcome of SEL may be academic success or improved psychological well-being for the individual student. But, in the end, we all benefit through the creation of a kinder and more compassionate society.

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Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

Yes! Magazine    Yobo Member
October 4th, 2012

Alice Walker: “Go to the Places That Scare You”

The acclaimed novelist on why a life worth living is a life worth fighting for.

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Stop Screen Gazing and Go Visit a Farm

good.is   
September 21st, 2012

Stop Screen Gazing and Go Visit a Farm

Most of us are profoundly disconnected from food production—the lettuce, pickles, and ground beef we eat everyday arrive on conveyor belts of anonymity and abstraction.

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