The BNO ( Association of Dutch Designers), has invited LSDP as one of the guest speakers of the evening. The central theme is 'Setting Sustainability Targets' within a design agency.
During our presentation we will talk about the project 'Desycling de Regenboog Groep", its integrated strategy and how we implemented it taking into account all aspects of sustainability at a local scale. You can read more about this project here.
Bakkera Notebooks desycled from flour paper sacks.
A line of desycled products designed by LSDP will be sold in the Museum of contemporary Art in Tokyo.
These products are part of the desycle strategy which LSDP has developed and implemented since 2008 for "Stichting the Regenboog" ( foundation that looks after the needs of homeless and drug addicts in the city of Amsterdam http://www.deregenboog.org/)
Japanese artist Tomoko Take participates amongst other 4 artists on the exhibition " Catalysis for Life -New language of Dutch art and design'" http://www.mot-art-museum.jp/eng/current.html. For this exhibition she has selected a couple of desycled products produced in the desycle workshop of the foundation as possible products to become part of her next project "Homeless Design" where she will collect "homeless" related products to create a collective platform of "homeless design products".
We are very enthusiastic that Desycling the Regenboog crosses boarders and we hope that more artists and designers become inspired by it in Japan.
Visit the weblog of Desycling the Regenboog Project (in Dutch):
The Desycle Stichting is preparing the set up of the Desycle Lab in Amsterdam. LSDP their team and desycling coaches are researching where the best spot is for the Desycle Lab to land in the city. Don't miss our next posts where we will inform you about upcoming desycling projects, activities and products.
LSDP and Stichting Desycle have invited other organizations and companies to partnership in the development of an innovative project for 2011/2012. We cannot tell a lot about it at the moment, except that it involves a lot of great ideas, designing, producing, exhibiting, sharing and a very nice publication!
Guia Mexicana de Diseno (http://www.mexicandesign.com/) and Universidad la Salle (http://www.ulsa.edu.mx/) in Mexico City invited LSDP to give a workshop for young designers about social design. Because we like to be hands on and put our knowledge into practice, we set up 8 designers together with an organization which takes care of girls living on the streets of Mexico city “Yolia” (http://www.yolia.org.mx/) to work together intensely during three days, to co-create new rewarding activities for the girls. These activities will help them learn new skills and acquire new responsibilities which will stimulate them to invest more time in their personal development. After the 3 day workshop we left a group of designers and an organization who are willing to work together to make this project happen. LSDP will assess them through the process.
3 days of intense hard work
Evaluation with the directors
Workshop closing with songs inspired in the girls live's
LSDP is becoming a platform for inspiration through its projects. We feel proud to see how, since our start in 2006, many invited designers have been inspired by their participation in LSDP’s projects to transform the world into a better place to live. This inspires us to continue with LSDP even better in 2010.