DSLABS sessions

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 established and projects are in the works and will 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. From Nike Sweat Points to bottles of Tide (which are finding an unexpected use in illegal markets), meet the non-bank future of currencies.