Intern with International Artisan Enterprises this Summer!

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As a research lab and an exemplar of immersive international field programs, DEED is committed to modeling more sustainable and equitable ways for collaboration between artisans and designers. We recognize the great need that exists in today’s world for creative people who understand how to work effectively within a range of … Continued

#FairCraft Event: The videos are posted!

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We’re still buzzing from last week’s #FairCraft event, co-organized with Kate Black from EcoSessions®, and with generous support from the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise. Because the event followed the conclusion of the NY NOW gift show, many of our artisan enterprise partners were in town and able to attend, making … Continued

DEED Continues in Columbia’s Pangea Project

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We are excited to announce that DEED was once again selected to work with Pangea Advisors, the pro-bono consulting group of Columbia Business School’s International Development Club. DEED had the pleasure of receiving support from a Pangea team of students in spring 2014, which resulted in a series of business … Continued

Calling all Artisan Enterprises! #FairCraft Survey

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As part of our ongoing research on sustainable models for collaboration between artisans and designers, we at DEED have partnered with our friends at EcoSessions – the global storytelling platform that brings together designers, industry, and consumers to discuss change – to launch #FairCraft. We have invited artisan enterprises to … Continued

DEED and the New Social Practice Minor

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Upon entering the University Center lobby, visitors’ attention is immediately drawn to the showcase of different projects related to the new multidisciplinary Social Practice minor available to undergraduate students. DEED is honored to participate in this launch exhibition, having made available for display scarves from our partner artisans in Guatemala. … Continued