"This, as well as greater cooperation with the private sector and civil society, will better enable us to create opportunities for women to become economic citizens, for women to become entrepreneurs, for women to create jobs for themselves and as such alleviate poverty."
The Water Balloon installation at the Konica Minolta Plaza Gallery in Tokyo was created by Torafu Architects for the Eco & Art Award 2014 exhibition.
Each light bulb is made by hand using glass recycled from fluorescent lamps. As a result, no two Water Balloons have the same shape. Moreover, the bubbles inside each unique shape help produce a distinctive ethereal light.
French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations.
While social entrepreneurship is an ideal vehicle for re-shaping our region according to more egalitarian and socially responsive principles, myriad challenges still face women wanting to make significant strides in this arena.
Often times, it’s hard to categorise new interiors under standard labels. Though the function of stores, hotels, restaurants, schools, museums and private residences remain clear, the spatial interventions that take place within their walls might not be. The excitement lies within trying to deceiver the very nature of a geometric display, architectural construction or referential statement.
Frame went back and selected the top 10 spatial installations.
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Counterproductive gender biases keep gender equality stagnating: women lead only 4.2 percent of our largest pubic corporations, make up only 14 percent of top officers in corporate America and fill a measly 18 percent of board seats....
"One thing is clear: in an evolving global landscape in which we are becoming more interconnected, technologically advanced and transparent, the requirements for effective leadership are changing. Skills that people said in our research are often perceived as more feminine -- like openness, collaboration and empathy are proving extremely valuable in driving innovation. Parlaying this modern leadership paradigm like Eriko did makes for better business, regardless of one's gender. Flexibility, diversity of thought and compassion are no longer a nice-to-have. It is an imperative for both men and women alike to embody the ideal modern leader in order to not fall behind."
This is such a fun idea. Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet is proposing, as part of her platform, to repurpose some of the 14 to 16 abandoned Metro stations in the city of light , converting them into cultural or recreational gathering spaces. The project aims to bring back life to these phantom stations by giving them a new function. She commissioned architectural firms OXO Architects+ Laisné Architecte Urbaniste to come up with a series of concepts, rendering the Arsenal subway stop as a restaurant, swimming pool, nightclub and theater.
Leila Janah, an award-winning social entrepreneur using technology and lean business methods to promote social justice. She is founder Founder and CEO of Samasource, a non-profit social business that connects people living in poverty to microwork - computer-based tasks that build skills and generate life-changing income, now part of the broader field of impact sourcing. Samasource has moved 3,800 workers and their families over the poverty line in under five years and spun out a domestic program. As a young entrepreneur, Leila is an inspiration for young aspiring women in the field of social entrepreneurship, and has proven the massive commercial opportunities and returns available through well-developed social justice programs.
Fake limbs don't have to be a replacement: they can also be an upgrade. To this end, prosthetics artist Sophie de Oliveira Barata founded The Alternative Limb Project in 2011, in which she turns them into artworks. Now, she's taking the idea further with a her "gadget limbs.
Sacré Coeur in Casablanca, Morocco was designed by French architect Paul Tournon in 1930. The cathedral's underuse (religious functions ceased in 1956) combined with its vaulting Neo-Gothic breadth, makes it the perfect venue for cultural engagement.
Cue the lights: From April 3 - 6, French transmedia installation designer Miguel Chevalier bedecked the halls with Magic Carpets 2014, a projected animation that turned the institution's massive floor into a multicolored, reactive art experience.
India has the world's second largest labour force of 516.3 million people and although hourly wage rates in India have more than doubled over the past decade, the latest World Bank report states that approximately 350 million people in India currently live below the poverty line.
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.
Two prefabricated retail kiosk have been opened to the public at London canary wharf's ice sculpturing festival.
Designed by Make Architects, the unique structures are based on the folded concept of origami with hinged aluminium panels that allow the unit to expand and contract like a fan. When closed the geometric form of the kiosks is expressed as a compact, sculptural box that can be transformed and expanded during use. the lightweight design was tested and prefabricated off-site, before being easily transported to canary wharf via lorry.
Phillip Echaroux desired to give something back to his hometown of Marseille, and he found that the projector could provide a way for him to gift back his talent.
Throughout the beautiful coastal city, Echaroux projected portraits and designs on street walls, buildings, trees and hillsides. Some of the projections extended larger than 300 feet and could be seen from great distances.
By their nature, changemakers are disruptive. Yet shaking up the status quo comes at a price, and tragically in many places around the world, promoting innovative and positive social change bears physical risk ...
Though they often go unrecognized, security and stability are fundamental considerations for any social impact activity, and they form a crucial foundation for any prosperous society.
Huginn&Muninn is an entirely handmade outdoor sauna in spruce wood which accommodates two people, and, according to the Scandinavian tradition, is powered by a wood stove. Its wall portholes frame the sunsets on the Piacenza hills and a warm light floods in the small space.
Huginn and Muninn mean “thought” and “memory” ” according to Atelier Forte. “Those are the names of the two ravens of Odin. Every day he sends them flying over all the earth and they come back and tell him everything they have seen and heard. There is an analogy with the sauna as a moment of reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day.
The Clothing Bank mission is to "Empower Unemployed Mothers Through Enterprise Development so that they can become Financially and Socially Independent". Founded in 2010 by Tracey Chambers (CEO) and Tracey Gilmore (COO), in response to the growing problem of unemployment amongst single mothers and the lack of support that they receive from the father of their children.We believe that if you help a mother you help a child.
South Africa faces some major obstacles to address the injustices of the past and ensure that everyone participates in the economy. At the centre of these challenges is the failing education system. 58% of children do not complete school meaning that formal employment is not an option for them as many corporates use Grade 12 as an entry level requirement for even the most basic job. Unemployment rates are reported at between 25-30% and when you analyse this further you will find that unemployment amongst youth is reported at 56% with 2.8m youth being unemployed and unemployment amongst women is reported at 48%. Of all mothers in South Africa, 40% are single and for single mothers unemployment rates are over 60%. Less than 50% of father’s contribute anything towards their child’s welfare, which leaves the single mother with no choice but to rely on the state for welfare. Child grants are R280 per month per child and with an average of 2 children per household, families are surviving on welfare of R560pm. 1L of milk and 1 loaf of bread would cost R20 per day or R600 per month, so this means that if you are a child raised by a single mother, you are highly likely to live in poverty with little prospects for your future.
På Motivation.se skriver Ewa Braf från Ramböll Management Consulting om Storytelling. Ewa har varit på mina seminarier och vi har sedan diskuterat kring berättelsen och berättelsens mening. Här finns hennes tankar i ...
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