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Seven Cups - Fine Chinese Tea
Quality-oriented USA-based tea sourcing company with insightful blog with posts such as:

"Seven Cups is an American tea company based in Tucson, Arizona. We source traditional, handmade Chinese teas directly from the growers and tea masters who make them, and we bring those teas back from China to share with people everywhere.

We focus on direct sourcing because it gives us two important advantages. First, we get the teas we want because we select them ourselves. We travel to all of these places, 22 producers in ten different regions of China, from one side of China to the other. Second, we build relationships with our tea masters and growers, and see for ourselves how they make their teas. We gather this information and share it with our customers. Both of these pieces – real tea and the story behind it – are what our customers have come to expect.
We’re also dedicated to promoting Chinese tea culture. Seven Cups is a member of the Chinese International Tea Culture institute, and our founder Austin Hodge is the first American to be published in their journal."

Agrachina  China  tea  Fair_Trade  Quality_Control  certification  Cultivation  Culture  processing  packaging  USA  Expert  blog 
april 2019 by eocas
"transversal is an anti-peer-review platform. We object to the increasing pressure to domesticate styles, forms and formats, to valorize and self-valorize through the usual mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in the publication industries.

transversal explicitly supports copyleft practices. All contents, both original texts and translations, are subject to the copyright of their authors, but may be copied and reproduced by any means for any kind of non-commercial and non-institutional use and distribution, whether private or public.

transversal also explicitly supports the use of gender-inclusive language, both in original texts and translations. Exceptions are the responsibility of the individual authors. However, due to the respective structures of the different languages, but also due to different ways in which linguistic gender-sensitivity is developed by authors and translators, a variety of gender-inclusive language usages may appear."

Their organisation was previously called eipcp (european institute for progressive cultural policies - http://eipcp.net).

Based in Vienna / Austria.

Lifesnippets  Fashionmeetsorganic  Social  blog  Legal  Policy  Communication  Culture  semanticweb  Education  editorial  Ethics  Sustainability  via:frauchauchat 
march 2019 by eocas
Artist residency portal.

"We are an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Through Res Artis, organisations become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.

Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on our website, gaining insights into the profiles of our members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated staff and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Association  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  artist  community  Collaboration  events  Research  creation  Creative  Inspiration  Innovation  Culture  Directory_Database  curation  Art  Platform  residencies  grants 
march 2019 by eocas
Sustainable Development Committee (北京国际交流协会可持续发展专业委员会 Beijing International Association of Sustainable Development Professional Committee)
"The SDC committee is committed to the research and practice of sustainable development; to provide a broadened global vision of ecological environment, financial order and moral culture; and through international exchanges as well as collaborations in eco-community, healthcare and epidemic prevention, energy technology and cultural & creativity, we actively promote sustainable development of eco-civilization reflected by harmonious co-existence between men as well as human and nature.

The Committee positioned itself as a platform for Chinese and international think tanks to build connections with one another, and it is also a cultivation centre for identified talented doers."

Registered 2005 in Beijing, yet with many of its members based in Chengdu / Sichuan and tightly related with Huadao Eco-Village that is localised there.

One of the founding organizers of Hanwang Forum, an annual conference similar to WEF Davos with ~2,000 participants consisting of government leaders, royalties, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from United Nations, European Union, over 40 countries and regions across Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The respective fields of “Hanwang 7+1” are namely Government Policies, Civil Society, Agriculture and Food, Healthcare, New Energy (Energy Conservation), Information Technology, Eco-community as well as Cultural Heritage and Innovation.

Agrachina  Sustainability  community  NGO_NPO  Sichuan  Chengdu  sustainable  development  Policy  civilsociety  Agricultural_Development  Platform  Conference  Beijing  China  Organic_Agriculture  health  Energy-saving  Information_Society  Information_Technology  Ecology  Culture  History  Innovation  Environment  Collaboration  Creative 
march 2019 by eocas
Global Heritage Fund
Their mission is to protecting the world’s most vulnerable places through sustainable preservation and community empowerment.

From Wiki:
"Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a non-profit organization that operates internationally. Founded in California in 2002, GHF says it has since then invested over $25 million and secured $20 million in co-funding for 19 global heritage sites to ensure their sustainable preservation and responsible development.

Projects realised such as in:

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia
Chavín de Huántar*, Peru
Ciudad Perdida, Colombia
Cyrene*, Libya
Fujian Tulous*, China
Göbekli Tepe, Turkey
Hampi*, India
Rakhigarhi, India
Marcahuamachuco, Peru
Mirador, Guatemala
Pingyao*, China
Ur, Iraq
Wat Phu*, Laos

(* indicates a UNESCO World Heritage Site)".

A more recent project in Dali Village / Guizhou to establish a local co-op together with Beijing-based architecture studio ATLAS :

Agrachina  Fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fundraising  foundation  USA  Culture  Rural_Development  decentralization 
march 2019 by eocas
Gallery Weekend Beijing (画廊周北京 GWBJ)
2019 March in its 3rd edition, set before Art Basel Hong Kong, GWBJ is determined to become an internationally significant contemporary art event. International galleries work closely alongside the local galleries and institutions. GWBJ wishes to enable an artistic and cultural exchange between Beijing and the relevant movers and shakers of the national and international art world.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Art  Beijing  China  Platform  events  exhibition  Culture 
december 2018 by eocas
"With MINDFASHION.today Janne Baetsen presents a unique ‘Human Innovation’ approach to fashion design, cultural economics, psychology, technology and branding, to contribute to a more profound insight into relationships, identities and communities in today’s world of fashion. How? By (re)establishing the connection between the clothes, the creator and the wearer, and questioning what we (need to) value, what we wear as well as how we dispose of it. Focussing not only on clothing but also on the complexity of human behaviour, innovation, experience and communication across all aspects of fashion, to generate deep understanding of the current and future (creative) economy.

The aim is to reveal the significance of fashion as a way of communicating, and identify existing issues in the fashion world that can be explained using a holistic view of disciplines, to predict, express, address and ultimately change behaviour for the better."


Fashionmeetsorganic  Creative  agency  Fashion  Art  Communication  Philosophy  Innovation  Sustainability  Consumerism  Economy  Culture  design  Technology  Branding  UK 
october 2018 by eocas
Think Tank and platform founded by Philipp Grefer in Beijing in 2018 to spark cross-sectoral dialogue about digital life, style, culture, business, science and technology. WISE invites and connects thinkers and doers from different industries online and offline to discuss essential questions about how we want and should live in the future.

"WISE puts “the human” at the center of discussions ranging from technology, music, art, fashion, entertainment, business, media, and science. Topics range from how AI can help us to solve world hunger, if the robots will take over our jobs, what we can learn about the future by looking into the past, how to find China´s first international superstar, and the future of design and creativity."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Platform  community  Beijing  China  Germany  Lifestyle  Culture  Business  Technology  Investor_Relations  InteractiveBeijing  Startupinthecloud  AI 
october 2018 by eocas
GNU Kind Communications Guidelines
"A code of conduct states rules, with punishments for anyone that violates them. It is the heavy-handed way of teaching people to behave differently, and since it only comes into action when people do something against the rules, it doesn't try to teach people to do better than what the rules require. To be sure, the appointed maintainer(s) of a GNU package can, if necessary, tell a contributor to go away; but we do not want to need to have recourse to that. The idea of the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines is to start guiding people towards kinder communication at a point well before one would even think of saying, "You are breaking the rules." The way we do this, rather than ordering people to be kind or else, is try to help people learn to make their communication more kind. I hope that kind communication guidelines will provide a kinder and less strict way of leading a project's discussions to be calmer, more welcoming to all participants of good will, and more effective."

Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  Communication  Forum  community  Management  Psychology  Education  opensource  Culture 
october 2018 by eocas
P2PU - Peer learning community for developing and running free online courses
"P2PU is a grassroots network of individuals who seek to create an equitable, empowering, and liberating alternative to mainstream higher education.

We work towards this vision by creating and sustaining learning communities in public spaces around the world. As librarians and community organizers, we bring neighborhoods together to learn with one another. As educators, we train facilitators to organize their own networks and we develop/curate open educational resources. As developers and designers, we build open source software tools that support flourishing learning communities. And as learners, we work together to improve upon and disseminate methods and practices for peer learning to flourish.

P2PU is a distributed organization, incorporated as a 501(c)3 in the United States. Our network stretches the globe, with our heaviest concentration of work currently happening in Canada, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States.
governance guidelines and policies on Github."

Closely affiliated with Creative Commons. Similar to other MOOC providers such as edX.

Agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Education  Training  USA  opensource  Culture  community  Governance 
october 2018 by eocas
Grace Foundation
"The Grace Foundation raises funds and engages people with resources (money, knowledge, influence) to invest in a system change. [...] We further the creation of Terra Nova by supporting a network of comprehensive cultural models which we call healing biotopes. These centers aim to be self-sufficient thus laying the base for an alternative economy, decentralized and free from the conventional mechanisms of interest, debt and exploitation. This alternative economy is key to humanizing money. We support the implementation of this network by funding education and knowledge-sharing."

"Established in 2007 by Sabine Lichtenfels and Rainer Ehrenpreis (Schweibenalp). The original inspiration to create a conduit for diverting money into large-scale peace work came to Sabine Lichtenfels and Benjamin von Mendelssohn during a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The strategy of building models for bringing about system change is based upon a political theory developed by Dr. Dieter Duhm and brought to life in the community of Tamera in Southern Portugal which we recognize as the first model ‘healing biotope’."

Ethical Principles:
"1) Work towards decentralized regional self-sufficiency in water, food and energy thus providing the complicity-free material base for a new culture.

2) Give equal attention to inner and outer peace work. It is seldom that a project fails due to external pressure alone. Egoic structures like struggles for power and attention, jealousy and envy need to be addressed and transformed for the healing of our culture of separation. This work must be held in balance with the needs of and the service to the larger whole.

3) Accept and address love and sexuality as aspects of the dominant culture which are in particular need of healing. These issues must be released from the domain of privacy and brought into public discourse for the healing and learning of all.

4) Support a spiritual practice which places the sacredness of life at its center.

5) Create an economy based on reciprocity, communal sharing and giving. One in which economy and ecology are restored to their right relationship – with economy serving ecology."

Agrachina  Lifesnippets  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Switzerland  Spain  Culture  decentralization  water  food  Energy  health  Philosophy  community  Economy  Ecology  Permaculture 
october 2018 by eocas
Design Library (aka: Hangzhou "Material Library)
"YUHANG RONG DESIGN LIBRARY is built by PINWU Design Studio and Yuhang Government in Hangzhou China. It focuses on Chinese traditional handcraft research and each material deconstruction from the craft. The Library offers designers Chinese traditional materials such as bamboo, paper, clay, porcelain, copper, silver, silk, etc. Remains of ancient Chinese folk culture are still to be found, hidden in villages. The library is passionate collecting the knowledge from the old craftsman."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  artisanal  material  fabric  Sustainability  bamboo  Culture  exhibition  rural  Research  design  China  Zhejiang 
october 2018 by eocas
Letter from Shenzhen
Article about the Chinese 山寨 (shanzhai) copycatting culture.

Intro by CB Insights:
"In her piece for Logic Magazine, Xiaowei R. Wang says that traveling to China is like time-traveling. Even in the most rural villages, technology is there.

Wang describes the ubiquitous WeChat and QR codes that can be used to pay for everything, from street food to train tickets to massage chairs.

She also describes the Shanzai economy, which Wang calls “open-source on hyperspeed.” It has evolved from knock-off Louis Vuitton bags and Friends on DVD to people creating original products — like a cell phone with a compass that points to Mecca — and building on each other’s work “in a decentralized way.”

Wang says this “extreme open-source” offers a glimpse into the future — and starkly contrasts American technology, which is becoming more and more proprietary.

It’s tempting to draw comparisons between tech in the US and China, but it might not really be an apples-to-apples comparison. Maybe technology is more cultural — and less universal — than we think."

Startupinthecloud  Agrachina  Business_Advisory_relevant  Culture  Technology  Legal  Rural_Development  China  shenzhen  Economy  Innovation  Ecosystem  opensource 
july 2018 by eocas
Douglas Rushkoff
"Douglas Rushkoff is the author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, as well as a dozen other bestselling books on media, technology, and culture, including Present Shock, Program or Be Programmed, Media Virus, Life Inc and the novel Ecstasy Club. He is Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at CUNY/Queens. He wrote the graphic novels Aleister & Adolf, Testament, and A.D.D., and made the television documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders, and Digital Nation. He lives in New York, and lectures about media, society, and economics around the world."

Lifesnippets  Startupinthecloud  blog  Economy  Technology  Culture  Media  book  USA  Sociology  Philosophy 
july 2018 by eocas
Global Ecovillage Network - Community for a Regenerative World
"The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) catalyzes communities for a regenerative world. GEN is a growing network of regenerative communities and initiatives that bridge cultures, countries, and continents.

GEN builds bridges between policy-makers, governments, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, activists, community networks and ecologically-minded individuals across the globe in order to develop strategies for a global transition to resilient communities and cultures.
An ecovillage is an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned, participatory processes in all 5 dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology, economy and whole systems design) to regenerate their social and natural environments.

Ecovillages are living laboratories pioneering beautiful alternatives and innovative solutions. They are rural or urban settlements with vibrant social structures, vastly diverse, yet united in their actions towards low-impact, high-quality lifestyles.
GEN is composed of 5 regional networks, spanning the globe. The network is made up of approximately 10,000 communities and related projects where people are living together in greater ecological harmony.

Some network members include large networks like Sarvodaya (2,000 active sustainable villages in Sri Lanka); the Federation of Damanhur in Italy and Nimbin in Australia; as well as small rural ecovillages like Gaia Asociación in Argentina and Huehuecoyotl in Mexico.

It also includes urban rejuvenation projects like Los Angeles EcoVillage and Christiania in Copenhagen; permaculture design sites such as Crystal Waters, Australia, Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barus, Brazil; and educational centres such as Findhorn in Scotland, Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Earthlands in Massachusetts, and many more."

Started in 1995. For example the Switzerland-based ecovillage Schweibenalp is member of GEN Europe.

Agrachina  Lifesnippets  ecological  Sustainability  community  Rural_Development  urban-rural  Permaculture  network  Culture  NGO_NPO 
july 2018 by eocas
Schweibenalp – Center of Unity
"Living and working community to manage the seminar business and the permaculture gardens. As a part of the Global Ecovillages Network, we consider ourselves as one of the emerging models for a holistic cultural transformation. At the Center of Unity Schweibenalp we contribute since more than 30 years to the development of an integral life culture and universal spirituality."
In Brienz / Bernese Alps / Switzerland.

Agrachina  Permaculture  Sustainability  community  sustainable  sustainablecompany  Slow_Fashion  Slow_Food  network  Conference  Switzerland  gardening  Culture  Cultivation  Rural_Development  Rural_Economy  rural  Lifestyle  Lifesnippets  Agricultural_Development  artisanal  decentralization  natural  Philosophy  Ethics 
june 2018 by eocas
Designing Regenerative Cultures - book by Daniel Christian Wahl
"This is a ‘Whole Earth Catalog’ for the 21st century: an impressive and wide-ranging analysis of what’s wrong with our societies, organizations, ideologies, worldviews and cultures – and how to put them right. The book covers the finance system, agriculture, design, ecology, economy, sustainability, organizations and society at large.

In this remarkable book, Daniel Wahl explores ways in which we can reframe and understand the crises that we currently face and explores how we can live our way into the future. Moving from patterns of thinking and believing to our practice of education, design and community living, he systematically shows how we can stop chasing the mirage of certainty and control in a complex and unpredictable world.

The book asks how can we collaborate in the creation of diverse regenerative cultures adapted to the unique biocultural conditions of place? How can we create conditions conducive to life?"

Agrachina  book  Sustainability  design  Culture  Cultivation  Eco  Ecobalance  Ecology  Environment  environmentalism  Research  material  climatechange  Permaculture  Organic_Agriculture  Education  Organic_Education 
december 2017 by eocas
MATTER | Change Beyond Textiles
"MATTER reinterprets textile heritage into prints that tell stories of where and why they are made. Our mission is threefold – to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire customers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities.

Founded in 2014, we began simply with the intention to make where and why something is made, and by whom, matter. [...] Grounded on purpose and impact, we always knew that we wanted this to go beyond creating products that reflect a culture’s heritage in its craft.

We create garments and accessories that accompany you through day and night, always with the ethos of comfort and versatility in mind. Working with a curative philosophy inspired by tradition, we source heritage prints and styles while reinterpreting them in a modern manner. Our mission is to impact change beyond textiles — to make rural artisan production sustainable, shift designers’ approach to their process, and inspire customers to value provenance."

Well-written blog with interesting posts such as:

Fashionmeetsorganic  shop  Fashion  accessories  Textile  Brand  Singapore  artisanal  Designer  Rural_Development  Sustainability  indiedesign  Culture  garment  Clothing  blog  Slow_Fashion 
september 2017 by eocas
Spotlight Marlene Barron
Interview with a Montessori School owner. Excerpt:
"What first appealed to me was the encouragement of initiative and independence – coupled with ‘grace and courtesy’ and a solid intellectual base.
Don’t push. Don’t rush. Your job is to open the world to the child, not to push the world into the child.
This then is the first duty of an educator: to stir up life and leave it free to develop."

Education  quotes  Culture  Philosophy  Psychology  health  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
may 2016 by eocas
Pekinger Anarchie (Anarchy in Beijing's streets)
"Nach wie vor gelten für E-Motorräder in Peking fast keine Verkehrsregeln. Gegenüber den Autofahrern haben sie die besseren Karten im dichten Verkehr. In diesem Fall scheut sich der Staat, die kleinen Leute zu gängeln."

Nice how Frank Sieren describes the amenities of the lawless flow of e-Bikes and bicycles in Beijing's traffic.

Culture  Bicycle  Beijing  China  legal  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
may 2016 by eocas
China Residencies 中国艺术交流
"We believe diplomacy shouldn’t just be left up to politicians. Artists are cultural and social changemakers, and, in a world where people sometimes forget to listen to and learn from one another, we are passionate about creating opportunities for artists to bring a broader cultural understanding into their work and communities."

Comprehensive directory of residencies in China.

Founded by Crystal Ruth Bell and Kira Simon-Kennedy who elaborate here about their mission:

art  artist  curation  creation  culture  workshop  Community  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Directory_Database  Fashionmeetsorganic  residencies 
may 2016 by eocas
waag society
About: "Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 20 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation." HAG
technology  Netherlands  SocialEntrepreneur  Research  IT  Fundraising  Investor_relations  Innovation  Culture  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Information_Platform  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
The uneasy transition from supply chains to ecosystems The value-creation/value-capture dilemma
Excerpt from this scientific paper :
"Many articles have been written about the process of value creation for the customer(Flint and Woodruff, 2001), the supplier (Hogan, 2001; Walter
et al.
, 2001), or thebuyer-seller dyad (Kothandaraman and Wilson, 2001). However, despite the growinginterest in innovation ecosystems (Adner and Kapoor, 2010; Iyer and Davenport, 2008),very few authors have tackled the emerging and increasingly widespread phenomenonof value co-creation and capture with a multilevel approach. A new perspective rootedin new innovation paradigms deserves exploration (Sharma
et al.
, 2001). Moreover,very few authors have focused on longitudinal cases of the entire lifecycle process,even though it is important to understand the entire ecosystem lifecycle of valuecreation and capture. Indeed, critical cases often reveal fine-grained data and providericher insight on processes (Yin, 1994). [...] Practical implications: Five theoretical and managerial propositions are suggested to betterleverage ecosystemic capabilities and better manage value creation and value capture in ecosystems."

Research  Sociology  Management  Sustainability  Economy  innovation  Information_Culture  Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
march 2016 by eocas
"Montreal-based Canadian cinema production company, dedicated to socially engaged cinema, bringing social and political change through cinematic expression."

China-Canadian director Yung CHANG 张侨勇, maker of the documentary films 'Up the Yangtze' or 'China Heavyweight' are also part of it.

Movie  Culture  China  Canada  Documentary  Environment  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
march 2016 by eocas
悦食中国 (YueShiZhongGuo)
Online platform about haute cuisine, especially on Chinese kitchen. Founder is 殳俏 (Shu Qiao) who also writes columns for Wallstreet Journal and Epicure. HAG
Lifestyle  Slow_Food  Culture  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
Karl Schlecht Stiftungen
Approach: "The foundation pursues purposes in the field of science and research, education and ethics, environmental protection and energy efficiency as well as arts and culturally oriented projects. The Karl Schlecht Stiftung sponsors noteworthy projects and institutions which are dedicated to social change. The foundation is committed to an ethical approach conveyed through science, education and training." By the founder of the German construction equipment group Putzmeister who sold all his shares to the Chinese company SANY. These 400 Million Euro are now in the foundation. HAG
Germany  foundation  Investor_relations  sustainability  renewable_energy  Energy-saving  education  LocaVore  Research  China  Culture  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas
China’s Coming Ideological Wars
Excerpt: "Just a decade or two ago, many commentators had trouble accepting that Chinese statesmen — or even educated Chinese — were anything but Communist ideologues. In the early 2000s, the notion that Chinese elites no longer believed in Communism was still a novel one that sometimes triggered incredulity and backlash. By contrast, anyone today who insists that Communist ideals still hold sway over Chinese policymaking does so at considerable risk to his or her reputation as a serious China hand." HAG
Politics  China  Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
march 2016 by eocas
Lagos shows how a city can recover from a deep, deep pit
Interview with Rem Koolhaas about how Nigeria's capital Lagos has been in an alleged stage of disorder (read: functional anarchy) after the war 20 years ago and how it now has developed. He made an interesting point with: "I studied in London in 1968. Our school had a separate department of tropical architecture. Of course it was totally unfashionable, partly because nobody wanted to think about colonialism, but basically what you learned there was that, OK, the sun is here, so you should create natural ventilation here – an unbelievable amount of really sound principles that have been completely abandoned, so now everything is air conditioned with big machines." HAG
Architecture  Africa  Culture  Urbanism  Sustainability  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
march 2016 by eocas
The top 10 most cult denim adverts ever made
Nasty-chic post-classic now-retro advertisement videos by Levis, Calvin Klein, Diesel & Co. HAG
Marketing  culture  video  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2015 by eocas
About: "FRAGMENTS” is a web magazine with ethical sensibility to introduce timeless, meaningful fashion with quality. Each story introduced here, is a fragment of possibilities, that a fashion can hold more meaning; Fashion is something more than just a fantasy." HAG
Japan  magazine  eco_onlineshop  sustainability  sustainable  fashion  Ethical_fashion  culture  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
ZHdK Connecting Spaces
About: "Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich is a transdisciplinary and transcultural project, an initiative by Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Its two principal objectives are to explore perspectives and opportunities for cooperation between Hong Kong and Zurich and to consider the future of arts universities in the globalized twenty-first century. [...] It will run for three years, with a view to creating robust structures for a future Study Centre in Hong Kong. [...] Communication and exchange between local and global creative perspectives; Collaborative projects and transdisciplinary approaches; Interconnecting physical spaces to create a positive atmosphere for discourse, research, and creative production. Connecting Spaces has three thematic focuses: The Urban The Stage Trans-Arts and a particular set-up, consisting of two physical spaces: - Located at North Point, - Hong Kong and at the old town of Zurich, connected by a powerful “tunnel” by the means of internet." HAG
Switzerland  hong_kong  art  culture  Education  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
june 2015 by eocas
Video channel showcasing contemporary culture through film. They every day premiere a new video that gets under the skin of influential names across art & design, fashion & beauty, music, culture and food & travel. [...] Since it started, NOWNESS has become a global channel, with the launch of a Chinese-language site in 2012 and the addition of video subtitles available in nine languages including English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian." HAG
art  design  video  blog  magazine  fashion  culture  international_blogger  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2015 by eocas
The Craftsman's Comeback
Excerpts: "There is no fundamental difference between an artist and a craftsman. [..] shift in our cultural thinking where all creative arts are linked, visually and intellectually. [..] Because the craftsman is every bit as sacrosanct as the artist. [...] Look at WABI SABI art in 15th century Japan (where broken pottery pieces were repaired with gold to emphasise the act of mending as an added value) and BORO FABRIC (again in Japan in the 17th and 18th century - just like quilting in Europe and America at the same time) - valuable textiles constructed by stitching together tiny scraps of waste fabric collected from several generations. [...] Fashion will lead by re-embracing its origins. By telling us again the story of the things we buy, promoting transparency as the new ‘must have’, preserving as well as fostering new craftsmanships and enthusing the next generation with an aesthetic that speaks of integrity and spells out MAKE CLOTHES BEAUTIFUL AGAIN." HAG
artisanal  artist  sustainability  Fair_Trade  Business_Planning  Market_Report  culture  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Quality_Control  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2014 by eocas
About: "Art Basel’s Crowdfunding Initiative aims to engage a wider audience and channel the energy of the Art Basel and Kickstarter community towards non-profit visual arts organizations. Our Crowdfunding Initiative provides a unique opportunity for our audience to directly engage and support carefully selected and significant art projects from all over the world." There is a curation selection by an independent jury consisting of Hammad Nasar, Asia Art Archive; Glenn Phillips, Getty Research Institute; and Mari Spirito, Protocinema, will determine which projects are nominated for funding. HAG
art  Marketing  culture  Crowdfunding  Business_Planning  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2014 by eocas
What technology should my startup use?
How do your technologies align with your company’s core values? > Technology-Culture Alignment. The article from Matt Aimonetti compares "psychologies" from old school programming languages like PHP, Java, C#/.NET with established alternatives like Python and Ruby/Ruby on Rails with newcomers like Node.js (Javascript), Clojure (Lisp-like, data-centric), Scala (with Twitter's Play framework within Java's eco-system), Go
Startups  Company  Culture  Business  Planning  import_startupinthecloud  Startupinthecloud 
november 2014 by eocas
Jin Ze Arts Center JZAC
About JZAC: "Located in the western outskirt of Shanghai, Jinze is a tranquil ancient town with a history of over 1,300 years. [...] The Jin Ze Arts Centre aims to engage with this legacy – while offering a conducive environment for cultural dialogues, artisanal workshops, and a retreat for creative research. [...] Jin Ze Arts Centre is a not-for-profit art and craft organization aimed at the preservation and promotion of the fine tradition of Chinese craftsmanship by fostering exchanges of ideas and techniques among traditional craft practitioners, contemporary designers, teachers and students via innovative innovative approaches." According to Summerwood Yi Hongbo they also offer fabric weaving courses. HAG
handmade  artisanal  culture  Education  fabrics  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2014 by eocas
MIRO China
From their About: "Miro China is part of the avant-garde music scene in China since the early days. In the past 15 years, the company has acquiring a leading role in the promotion of intercultural exchange projects between China and Europe. Miro China represents several Chinese bands in Europe and is well known as bridge-builder for Chinese artists to Europe as well as for European artist traveling to China. Miro China fosters the creative potential in China together with local exponents that shape the country with a lot of enthusiasm and determination. Its event label China Drifting presents interdisciplinary art forms, traditional as well as contemporary art from China." Founded by Michael Vonplon who also founded Beijing's Haze club with Max Bureau. HAG
Culture  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
july 2014 by eocas
Unlike other public media is fashion almost omitting typically female body features, especially the ostentation of breasts. Excerpt: "Die Mode aber liebt diese knabenhaften Körper, weil sie Jugendlichkeit symbolisieren. Umgekehrt gesagt: Brüste und Hüften machen alt, denn sie stehen nicht nur für Weiblichkeit, sondern eben auch für Fruchtbarkeit und damit für Mütterlichkeit. Weil sie aber die Frauen nicht darauf reduzieren will, mag die Mode die Brüste nicht. Sie will die Frauen befreien von all den Rollenbildern, in die man sie sonst zwängt. Und vor allem sollen sie nicht dem männlich definierten Schönheitsideal entsprechen müssen. So gesehen ist die oft gescholtene Modebranche fortschrittlicher (und gleichzeitig deutlich weniger einflussreich) als etwa die Musik- oder die Filmindustrie, wo Busenblitzer oder Oben-ohne-Bilder von Sängerinnen und Schauspielerinnen verlässlich für die nötige PR sorgen." HAG
culture  Lifestyle  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2013 by eocas
Event: Reading Fashion with Culture Chanel - 天南杂志
From their intro: "On January 23, 2013 at TaiKoo Hui Mall, Guangzhou, Chutzpah! head editor Ou Ning joins poet Yu Xiang and academic Chang Hsiao-hung for a discussion of literature, fashion, and art. Part of Culture Chanel's event series "One Setting, Five Legends," the talk will kick off with a reading of four Jean Cocteau poems by Yu Xiang, then segue into a dialogue between Ou Ning and Chang Hsiao-hung about feminism, the politics of the body, and the relationship between literary and fashion trends." HAG
art  culture  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
april 2013 by eocas
Oyster Magazine - Home
Oyster is an international fashion, beauty, music and pop-culture title established in Australia in 1994 and published bi-monthly. The magazine features exclusive international fashion editorial, interviews, and extensive music and art editorial. Oyster showcases the work of leading photographers and young up-and-coming talent from around the world, and is renowned for its avant-garde approach to style.
PR  design  culture  photography  fashion  magazine  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
Numéro, le magazine international de mode
Numéro is an international fashion magazine published by the Groupe Alain Ayache. It has a circulation of 80,000. The women's publication has reached its 100th issue. In September 2010, the Numéro China magazine was launched as the third international edition for the market in China.
PR  culture  design  fashion  magazine  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
october 2012 by eocas
Agrarian Utopia: An Artistic Experiment in Chiang Mai
Article written by Ou Ning about new ideas to consider for agrarian societies. HAG
education  Culture  Rural_Development  China  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
october 2012 by eocas
Philadelphia art world adopts community supported agriculture model
"Community supported art" derived from community supported agriculture model.

Excerpt of how it works:
"The Folklore Project selected nine artists working in traditional and folk media for its CSA, which will offer 50 shares for $350 each. Each share contains fiber art, a metal cow bell, painted eggs, a doll, needlepoint bookmark, appliquéd baby carrier and origami. Each artist will produce a limited edition of 50 objects and, if all shares sell, will get 70 percent (roughly $1,360). The remaining 30 percent will cover program expenses."

Project-related for a "Curated Box":
"The GG/TSA partnership also selected nine artists for its curated box of art. Items include jewelry, prints, works on paper, a vinyl record of sound art and a metal sculpture. Fifty shares are available for $450 each, and if shares sell out, each artist will receive $750 plus a CSA share of art. The CSA would get roughly $15,750."

Culture  CSA_Community_Supported_Agriculture  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
august 2012 by eocas
Buy Local, Eat Slow
About Slow Food and its chapter in Shanghai.

food_safety  Culture  LocaVore  Slow_Food  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
may 2012 by eocas
Vitamin Creative Space - 交叉小径的花园 Garden of Forking Paths
A blog about sustainable living, healthy eating and culture.

It is also an art project which promotes creative spaces, market themselves on Taobao as well:

Culture  CSA_Community_Supported_Agriculture  LOHAS  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
october 2011 by eocas
Googles Think Tank stößt Debatte um neues ...
Bin ja gespannt ob das Wellen schlagen wird und auch auf dieses Positionspapier.
Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets  opensource 
march 2011 by eocas
"The Concert" at 27C3
"The Concert" at 27C3 official recording releasedThe performance by Julien Quentin, Corey Cerovsek & Alex Antener at the27th Chaos Communication Congress (28th December 2010) in the bcc Berlinhas been recorded under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.http://events.ccc.de/congress/2010/wiki/The_Concert
Culture  Music  Information_Technology  Philosophy  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
january 2011 by eocas
Ein scharfer Blick auf unser Ländli
A plea for more personal responsibility from the city planner of Basel; Thomas Kessler.

Quote regarding globalisation: "Von Singapur und China aus gesehen, ist die Schweiz eine super vernetzte Stadt mit acht Millionen Menschen. Zürich, Bern, Basel und Genf sind aus dieser Sicht Quartiere, und dazwischen gibt es tolle und grosszügige Stadtparks, wo man sich sogar das Aufstellen von Kühen und Bergbahnen leisten kann."
Politics  Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
august 2010 by eocas
Das Mass der Mitte
Artikel von Dr. Herfried Münkler über die gesellschaftliche Mitte. Interessanter Abschnitt:

"Einer Gesellschaft mit erodierender Mitte droht das Mass verloren zu gehen, das Mass für das Angemessene, das Zuträgliche, das Vernünftige. In der sogenannten Gier-Debatte, wie sie zuletzt mit Blick auf die Bonuszahlungen an Banker und Manager geführt worden ist, kam das zum Ausdruck. Nicht die moralischen Vorwürfe oder die Kritik an falschen Anreizen sind dabei von Interesse, sondern die zunächst überraschte und dann empörte Beobachtung, dass es offenbar keine allgemein akzeptierten Massstäbe mehr gibt, anhand deren Leistung und Entlohnung in ein angemessenes Verhältnis gebracht werden können. Gerade daran hatten sich die Gesellschaften der Mitte gewöhnt: dass es ein Mass des Zuwenig und des Zuviel gab und dieses Mass in der Regel beachtet und respektiert wurde."
Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
august 2010 by eocas
中国历险记(Somewhere in China)_入境随俗
Du sent us the link of this National Geographic documentary. It's about the Lisu and the Dai minority in Yunnan. There are other of these National Geographic documentaries to find on Youku about other minorities and other provinces. 20100807/HAG
Provinces  Culture  Yunnan  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
august 2010 by eocas
Bei ihrem Tode war sie nicht sie selbst
Schön geschriebener Nachruf der NZZ auf die Loveparade. Schlüsselsatz: "Festhalten muss man, dass die Love Parade weder an Alkohol noch an Designer-Drogen oder zu lauter Musik zugrunde gegangen ist, sondern daran, dass man aus der bewegten eine gestaute Masse machen wollte, eingezäunt und eingeengt in eine Arena, als handle es sich bei dieser Feier, die doch der tänzerischen Freiräume bedarf, um den Besuch eines Fussballspiels. Als die Love Parade starb, war sie nicht sie selbst."
Music  Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
july 2010 by eocas
Super, Girls! (Chao Ji Nu Sheng) Documentary
Chinese mainstream youth culture documentary about the Chinese "American Idol" version. From Chinese sixth generation director Jian Yi
Culture  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
june 2010 by eocas
China Youthology 青年志
China Youthology (青年志) works on brand-youth connection consultancy for marketing, communication, and product design targeting the youth in China market...This blog attempts to update readers on the pulse of Chinese youth.
Beijing  Culture  Marketing  import_lifesnippets  Lifesnippets 
december 2009 by eocas
An Investigation of China's Peasants - Chen Guidi & Wu Chuntao
This quite famous book portrays the difficult life of the Chinese farmers. Surely, many things are changing, especially since the book came out in 2005, but still many things have to improve. It would be interesting to know whether our Chinese friends who knows well about agriculture have heard of this book. 20091013/HAG
Farmer_Community  Culture  import_agrachina  Agrachina 
october 2009 by eocas
China, ein Gebirgsdorf
Hu Yua describes "Shanzhai", the phenomen of the clever, pragmatic peasant that always find ways to learn from, avoiding them and make profit out of "superior" public and private organisations.
Philosophy  China  Culture  import_agrachina  import_lifesnippets  Agrachina  Lifesnippets 
october 2009 by eocas

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