Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bruno Latour on Thinking Like a State

  Here’s an excellent speech given by French sociologist and anthropologist Bruno Latour in the Netherlands about the challenges of governing and the role of innovation in addressing the mounting challenges faced by the state. 4:00: Never was the state … Continue reading

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The Role of Engineering, Design and Building Codes in the Earthquake in Japan

Here’s a great article to read in advance of the Design Public conclave this Friday. NY Times – Japan’s Strict Building Codes Saved Lives The New York Times explores how Japan’s earthquake and tsunami preparations played out in the face … Continue reading

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What is the Evidence that Design Thinking Positively Impacts Governments?

Many European countries have government-supported design conglomerations for the purposes of enhancing business and the government’s interface with the public. Design Council in the UK not only works to create public identities but also helps formulate national design strategies that … Continue reading

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Design!publiC – The Background

The problem of governance is perhaps as old as society, as old as the rule of law. But it is only more recently — perhaps the last five hundred years of modernity — that human societies have been able to … Continue reading

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