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Barefoot College, India

Bunker Roy’s Barefoot College has one main purpose: to bring rural villages out of poverty by training women (preferably illiterate grandmothers) new skills for economic and environmental sustainability. The women arrive with no formal education and return home six months… Continue reading

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The quick list: playing catch-up

Long stretch since the last post… For expediency’s sake, a quick list of articles worth reading (most recent on the top). SCIENCE >> National Geographic: The Bite that Heals. Scientists are unlocking the medical potential of venom / Jennifer S.… Continue reading

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The death of an icon: architect Gae Aulenti

Gae Aulenti, Italian architect, Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur in 1987, R.I.P. (Dec 4, 1927 – Nov 1, 2012) Advice to whoever asks me how to make a home is to not have anything, just a few shelves for books,… Continue reading

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