A Short History of the Trade of Plastic Waste

The trade of goods and services has dominated world economies for centuries. Yet what happens when institutional power initiates and controls an unequal distribution of materials? The export of plastic waste to low-income countries has become a reality along with the concern

Honouring Water: Why Every Drop Counts

Valuing water – the topic of this year’s United Nations Water Day – inspires us to think about many different aspects of our relationship to water. What does water mean to us in our culture and our daily lives? How do we

House of the Future: with Less Get More

Society is continuously evolving, and with it, so are our housing needs. Social, economic, technological and environmental changes oblige us to start thinking differently and to reconsider our actions and habits, wishes and needs. The decreasing size of households, financial considerations and

How to design change

The most effective method of fighting disease is prevention. Contraceptives play a vital role in the quest to overcome HIV/AIDS – and the Origami condom invented by TEDxAmRing speaker Danny Resnic could prove to be a game changer. Innovative, easy to use