ColourNext Dialogues Delhi: Small Joys

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rencontre gay dans l aude At ColourNext Dialogues in Delhi, Small Joys was the first installation with which the participants interacted. The speakers, fashion designer Nida Mahmood and gallery owner Nidhi Jyoti Jain, were initially struck by the idea of memory and nostalgia. The installation evoked a sense of looking back at one’s life, in the yellowing books and clumps of askew postcards hanging on the walls. Nida also brought up the idea of finding refuge away from the chaos of a hectic urban life, and a nostalgic yearning for innocence. In this chaotic life, she said, we can’t imagine being able to wake up without worry. Small Joys realizes the need for a little fun, a little happiness, and a little freedom that we all crave. [Read more…]

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Designing Communities for Social Sustainability

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Population growth is going to have profound impacts on politics, economics, and society in the coming decades, one issue being the basic question: Where are we going to put these people? “UN surveys indicate that…by 2030 over two billion people in the world will be living in slums, with the associated problems of poor sanitation, and access to healthcare and education,” reports a paper put forth by Future Communities. Some cities have been addressing the issues of poverty and expanding slums by creating brand new empty settlements developed in anticipation of population growth. However some initiatives are aspiring for more than economic, or even environmental, viability; they are designing communicative, relational, and trust-building communities.
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