Open Source Software as Ubuntu or Ushahidi prove Africa’s digital potential. How knowledge sharing alters the continent.
Software that learns from sensors on garbage bins adapts to urban issues and generates solutions the human eye cannot see.
From the Arab Spring to Wikipedia: The use of new technologies is having a game-changing impact on collective action. Can we organise without organisations?
Business innovations in the Kenyan agricultural sector can drive people out of poverty.
Farmers know their needs best, concluded Kenny Ewan of WeFarm and created a global mobile platform for crowdsourcing agricultural information.
Why African tech developers might soon overtake Europe and North America.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
Insects are a sustainable source of protein since they eat bio-waste. Entofood aims to produce insects on industrial scale. An interview with its founder.
Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
AIDS is still a taboo topic in Ukraine - football is a way to overcome it.
How software can make you healthy
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.
In areas with high numbers of illiterate information and education is shared via pictures.
Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.
In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.