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People

The People of Tepito

Tepito is Mexico City’s most notorious quarter. While the media generally focuses on violence and crime, Francisco Mata portrays the barrio’s inhabitants.

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“A Historic Shift in Conversation”

Transition Network aims at the mind sets of developed countries - seeking to transform the affluent Western way of life.

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Lima’s New Cuisine

Food trends in Lima involving traditional and indigenous dishes are altering the identity of the nation.

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An Armchair Hits the Road

Travelling with an armchair certainly presents some challenges. But it results in the very best stories.

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Able to Love

Our cities and buildings are accessible for disabled people but their desire for love remains a taboo topic. Find out how this stigma can be changed.

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Let Us Fix it

Repair Cafés offer room for fixing your bike and exchanging knowledge over coffee – and thus tackle sustainable development on the local level.

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Power and Inequality in Malaysia

The inequality of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic inhabitants leads to the “1Malaysia” campaign. But what actually happened to this ambitious concept?

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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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Fashion

Better Brands, Better Production?

Ever since the tragedy of Rana Plaza, poor working conditions have increased in visibility. But do the huge labels really keep their fair production promises?

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Interview Tudo Bom Fashion

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Leaving the Niche

VAUDE is increasingly known for its sustainable production. They started in a niche but might be the trendsetters. An interview with CEO, Antje von Dewitz.

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Are the Big Guys Always the Bad Guys

Testing textile firms: mainstream retailer H&M versus niche player hessnatur - who is more sustainable?

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Ethical Fashion

Ethical fashion is strutting its way across the catwalks of the world's style capitals.

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Interview: Fair Fashion on the Catwalk

Ethical fashion conquers the world couture capital Paris: Good-bye hippe hemp sack, hello haute couture!

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Social and Sexy

Why are we so afraid of "good" marketing, PR and communication in social business?

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Education

A History of Responsibilities

Our global society is a history of injustices. How can we take responsibility for the past?

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From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food

From Kitchen Scrap to Healthy Food Farms” – the story of Maa-Bara.

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Role of Mass Media in Enhancing Education in Bangladesh

Education is much more than going to schools, its purpose is to create awareness among people.

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No Boundaries, Only Obstacles

Children learn the art of parkour in the Gaza Strip to help them overcome the trauma caused by war and boost their self-esteem.

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Interview: The Past Is Not Forgotten – Nim Alae

Interview with Nim Alae, Musician and Protagonist of the Film "La Isla"

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Fight for Rio’s Streets

In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.

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Bricks Over Brains?

Founding and maintaining a university in sub-Saharan Africa can be quite a “juggling act” – but is vital for the continent.

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Skills and Education for Bali’s Youth

Thinking about Bali, a tropical holiday island comes in mind. But the touristic paradise is not paradisical for its inhabitants at all.

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Sport

Interview: "We Have to Channel the Football Fans' Energy"

Riots, pyrotechnics, racist slogans – football fans may often appear violent and nationalistic.

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Interview: "The Games Alone Are Not Enough"

Is Sport political?

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Cambodia’s Mighty Girls

In Cambodia, Khmer girls are supposed to be gentle and obedient. A young woman in shorts is tackling this ideal with her prowess on the football pitch.

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Boards That Mean the World

What does skating have to do with art?

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Interview: The Magic Pill?

Sri Lanka: Why is sport so important for people with disabilities?

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Interview: "A message of Freedom"

Women' soccer in Palestine: Despite the checkpoints and the war, palestinian soccer players pass a message of freedom.

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The Point of Sport

Sport for Development can be a great tool – if it is targeted.

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Interview: “Riding Quickly Down a Ramp Is a Taste of Freedom”

Skateistan was the very first to introduce skateboarding as a sport in Afghanistan.

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Art & Design

A Soundtrack for Latin America

The genre cumbia is not as well-known around the world as salsa or reggaeton. Yet it is considered the more authentic music.

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Living the Dream

Haven't you too dreamt of becoming a rock star when you were a child? Sometimes this dream comes true...

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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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"Sustainability Does Not Cost More"

Sustainability is a key concept of the Post-2015 Agenda. Australian designer Leyla Acaroglu provides a fun and refreshing approach on how to implement it.

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The Dystopian Turn

Can we hope for a better world? Many American writers envision the upcoming world, but their novels are full of skepticism and fears.

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My Big Indian Wedding

Centuries of history, Indian gods and transgender pilgrims: The annual Koothandavar Festival in South India is tolerant, colourful and, at times, violent.

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Magic Can Happen

Some say music can change the world. Hip-hop music definitely does, according to Ben Herson.

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Is Anyone Listening?

Despite the massacres, silence is no longer possible in Syria.

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