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?
New technologies open up new solutions to long lingering problems. Yet, this promise comes with risks of exclusion. How can big data be used responsibly?
Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.
"Sillicon Savannah" is the new buzz term of the thriving IT and software "Made in Africa" is used around the globe.
Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.
Cyber Security and Media Hype
Business innovations in the Kenyan agricultural sector can drive people out of poverty.
How Ethiopians acces the internet through they are not connected.
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
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”
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.
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.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
How software can make you healthy
AIDS is still a taboo topic in Ukraine - football is a way to overcome it.
In spite of progress in the field of undernourishment, a new trend in malnutrition is on the rise globally: obesity.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
About education, training and promoting the rights of the handicapped in Cameroon.
How deaf people help each other producing Solar powered hearing aids
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.