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DS LABS sessions are a balancing act between conversation, research and entrepreneurship _ to evolve to solve: what can we do and why should we do it? How to increase collective consciousness and awareness beyond feel good statements about sustainability, and beyond our own social media bubble and political views?  How can we integrate and communicate better practices and act on them?

We welcomed our first residents in September 2017 and this is a highlighted journal of ongoing conversations and subjects we have approached in our labs sessions. Through this process, dots are connected, tranversals are drawn and projects are in the works _ to be announced soon.



    

Artist Coco Capitán for Gucci.


Only 5% of people see social media posts that differ greatly from their world view. The KIND Foundation wants to help change that. Are you brave enough to pop your filter bubble and bring new perspectives into your feed? Get started: http://popyourbubble.com

HEINEKEN brings together strangers with directly opposing beliefs and points of view and gets them to build a bar together in a "social experiment" designed to overcome barriers in an overly polarized world.



032C magazine asked one question toRichard Turley: What the fuck are we going to do  about world politics? his answer: you can only fight non-sense with non-sense.
Richard Turley is “the lazy modernist in Corporate America” and executive creative director at Weinden + Kennedy.
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Us vs Them. Me vs You. Old vs Young. Rich vs Poor. We are feeling more divided than ever. Yet the path to brand relevance and resilience is recognizing what we have in common.  Read the full report







LUXURY FASHION AND WASTEStella McCartney sped up the lifecycle of clothes for her fall campaign, taking them directly to a Scottish landfill for the shoot by Harley Weir .
Julie Wainwright, CEO and founder of The Real Real, told WWD that of the more than 80 billion pieces of clothing that are produced worldwide each year, 75 percent ending up in landfills.  Read more


FAST FASHION AND WASTE _H&M on a mission to create more sustainable fashion. Recycle your clothes, jeans and fabrics of any sort in any one of our stores — together we can close the loop.


GENDER FLUID @imKardashian @kendalljenner@smithsonian #makerkit #northwestgift

PINK BLUE is a collaboration project between Jake Dypka and Hollie McNish based around the theme of gender. Commissioned to open the Saatchi showcase in Cannes the film uses 3D technology to allow the viewer to switch between two different versions of the film depending which set of glasses they view it through.



UPSTANDERS is a collection of short stories and films about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.
The films, produced by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, share stories we don’t usually see on television and help inspire us to be better citizens.


ALTERNATE CURRENCY Fureai Kippu is a barter and time based local currency for elderly health care _ based on caring relationship tickets.

CURRENCY -- the bills and coins you carry in your wallet and in your bank account -- is founded on marketing, on the belief that banks and governments are trustworthy. Now, Paul Kemp-Robertson walks us through a new generation of currency, supported by that same marketing ... but on behalf of a private brand _  meet the non-bank future of currencies.


Parley for the Oceans is the space where creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of the oceans, and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. Join the movement: www.parley.tv



adidas has integrated Parley Ocean Plastic into the adizero Prime Parley, a fast-focused, elite running shoe with the same engine and construction as adidas’ marathon world-record setting model. The shoe is now available in limited quantities in the US. Learn more


Photographer Justin Hofman behind a compelling image of a seahorse gripping a cotton bud in Indonesia says he hopes the photo will "affect people's lives and create a change". learn more


22-year-old Boyan Slat has a potential cleanup solution and has raised $30M to trap plastic floating in the great Pacific garbage patch _ 

one of the most polluted areas of the ocean.
The Ocean Cleanup uses a boom to capture plastic and keep it in areas where a boat can come and periodically pick it up. The pipe moves with the waves and uses floating anchors. Critics are skeptical of the system's compatibility with the extreme forces of the ocean and its potential impact on ocean life. Learn more



Underwater Pavilions is artist Doug Aitken’s large-scale installation produced by Parley for the Oceans and presented in partnership with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). The work consists of three temporary underwater sculptures, floating beneath the ocean’s surface that swimmers, snorkelers, and scuba divers swim through and experience.


Sustainable Surf is a California-based nonprofit that seeks to use surf culture to get people interested in environmental issues concerning our oceans. When they recently teamed up with Mafia Bags, an upcycling bag manufacturing company, to create a useful backpack, they found the perfect designer for it: Yves Behar. learn more



One More Wave provides wounded or disabled veterans access to surfing by providing them with customized surfing equipment and assistance.


Blue is a powerful film about our oceans. It charts the challenges we face and the opportunities for positive change. Filmed in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, the South Pacific and the United States, this stunning cinematic documentary comes at a time when we are making critical decisions that will decide the legacy we leave for generations to come.


Facts About How Much Plastic Is Really in Our Ocean. learn more

Holistic production: the idea that the Earth's finite resources can be made infinite if recycled. learn more

Adidas Is Making Swimsuits With Recycled Ocean Plastic. One large fishing net can make over 1,000 swimsuits. Created "from the ocean, for the ocean."

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