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Author Archives: Namrata Mehta
For the last two weeks the students at the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation, have been participants in the Hard Prototyping workshop sessions led by Akshat Raghava, independent designer and co-founder of the Indian Design Company. The students made … Continue reading
A 23 part photo essay on my walk to work.
In a presentation on the Civic Innovation Lab, to colleagues yesterday, I was asked a necessary question – What quantifiable outcomes is the Lab dedicated to? The Lab has thus far been conceptualized as an entity that (i) employs user-centered … Continue reading
In February this year we built ourselves a 3D printer, not knowing what would come of it, but excited by the possibilities of what it could potentially allow us to do. Since then we’ve facilitated 3D printing workshops, played host … Continue reading
Aditya and I will be spending the first half of this week in Toronto at the Center for Social Innovation and MARS Discovery District, with over 50 other practitioners representing public and social innovation labs from around the worlds at … Continue reading
Greetings from Yangon, Purpose. Two new telecom operators, Telenor and Ooredoo, will soon be providing services in Myanmar, competing with the services of the highly regulated, government owned Myanmar Post and Telecommunications. How will this impact Micro-Entrepreneurs at the Bottom … Continue reading
Over the past few months, we at Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) have been conceptualizing a Civic Innovation Lab – drawing on the rising civic activism in the city of Delhi, the wide-spread adoption of mobile and social media technologies … Continue reading
On the 4th of March, we hosted the first ever Delhi Makers meet at the Vihara Innovation Campus. The meet brought together a group of people interested in various forms of making – 3d printing, diy electronics, paper making, pottery, … Continue reading