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I have been a lover of wordpresssince 2005. Thats 13 years now. I have recetlty been introduced to Divi – for wordpress. Its amazing. So now my site is on wordpress. Take a look: http://soumitri.com.au/ Plus (thanks to Sophie) – it has a favicon for when you add the site to your iPhone.

Issues in Health Services Design focused upon Remote-Rural-Poor

  Soumitri Varadarajan, RMIT University, 2010 Abstract Maternal mortality is a significant health issue in India. Roughly 20 to 25% of Maternal Deaths on this planet occur in India. A major proportion of these deaths occur among the rural poor. To focus more sharply upon rural health indicators the Government of India has set up…… Continue reading Issues in Health Services Design focused upon Remote-Rural-Poor

Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

I love this word – PRODUCERISM! “Producerism,” we can call this, by analogy with consumerism. What we’re now persuaded to consume, most conspicuously, are the means to create. And the democratization of taste ensures that no one has the right (or inclination) to tell us when our work is bad. A universal grade inflation now…… Continue reading Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur

How She Works: One Director of Design’s job is to look into the future

When it comes to design, Tisha Johnson’s number one goal is elegance. The Senior Director of Design’s job at Volvo Cars is to envision the future of driving and bring futuristic concepts into the present. Johnson and her team have spearheaded such unique concepts as a 360-degree swivelling child seat, passenger lounge, and an intuitive…… Continue reading How She Works: One Director of Design’s job is to look into the future

The Project of Meeting Emissions Targets to stave off Global Warming

Will ICE’s be obsolete for Automobiles at some stage in the future? The answer to this is a possible yes. Though in the near future the electrification of the whole global vehicle fleet will be a major undertaking. Plus the disposal and recycling of the zero-value (worthless) IC Engines will have to be planned with…… Continue reading The Project of Meeting Emissions Targets to stave off Global Warming

On Solving Homelessness

Yesterday (8 August) I spoke to a studio group looking at the population of the homeless to construct a project. Below is a list of links and references – aspects I touched upon in my talk. Homefulness I choose to list three ‘place-making’ initiatives. These are not programs (funding+Project+Goal-Delivery) – but are best viewed as…… Continue reading On Solving Homelessness

Part 2: On Solving Homelessness

While the last post was a deep dive into texts and the condition – this post is a look at Design Projects that have dealt with Homelessness. The understanding of of the condition is necessarily opportunistic – to realize a project. So the meaning accords with ‘the absence of home’ – and the person in…… Continue reading Part 2: On Solving Homelessness

4 Years for a Bachelor’s? Who’s Got the Time? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The tension between service provider universities keen to keep students paying fees longer, and students keen to get out sooner has seen many changes to the old 5 year degrees. Architecture dodged the bullet and remade itself into a 3+2, but all other creative arts programs were cut to 4. Years ago, I spent 5…… Continue reading 4 Years for a Bachelor’s? Who’s Got the Time? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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