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Satirical Street Art

BY RUA
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

RUA can be viewed as a satirical street art collective. They aim to call attention to urgent matters like infrastructure needs. Their political stand was visible in São Paulo during the protests of June 2013, as their poster "Uma Cidade Muda Não Muda" (roughly translated as "A Mute City Doesn't Change") became the front-piece of the movement. 

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Looking Back

BY CESAR CARDOSO
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Cesar Cardoso revisits his past in this touching presentation: overlaying the story of his parents' lives and his work as an IT professional, he explains how he eventually stumbled upon social activism and began to help build houses in extremely poor regions. 

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Community Crime Prevention

BY RICARDO MALUF
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ricardo Maluf explains the feedback from "B.O. Coletivo," a collective project based on the community input of incident reports. For example, users can point out where they got robbed on a city map and alert other users of recurring crimes in the area. The buzz created by the project was so significant that it caught the attention of politicians and major news platforms.

 

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Banco Pérola

BY ALESSANDRA FRANÇA
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Alessandra França explains the basis of the 2009 project "Banco Pérola," which offered microcredit to young people with the goal of eradicating poverty via credit concession. 

 

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Small Town Influence

BY RÔMULO CASTILHO
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

What is it that influences a designer? The Arts? Movies? Music? Oddly enough, designer Rômulo Castilho explains how his little town and politics in general ended up having a strong influence on his work. 

 

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Power of the Crowd

BY DIEGO REEBERG
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

Diego Borin discusses the power of the crowds; how can a group of fans unite and help fund their favorite artist's new work? What are the limits and boundaries of crowdsourcing? He also presents his project Catarse.me, one of Brazil's largest and most important crowdfunding platforms.

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Service Teaching and Learning

BY MARCO SANTORO
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 19, 2010

Marco Santoro questions the boundaries of service thinking, exploring new methods of teaching and learning. He shares some of his ideas for these new methods and changes, and their importance to education. (In Portuguese)

 

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Our Mind's Creativity

BY GIAN CARLO MARTINELLI
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 19, 2010

Gian Carlo Martinelli is the owner of Batuq an information design company that transforms complex content in clever, efficient and practical images. In his presentation, he explores the domains of the human mind; where does our creativity come from? How does it work? (in Portuguese)

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Learning from Heroes

BY DANIEL SEMANAS
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 19, 2010

Daniel Semanas explores how his childhood heroes became his main influence while learning how to draw. He explores several questions, including how does the purity of the child's mind influences its drawings, and then shows us how the combination of old and new references helped him design PK São Paulo's poster. (in Portuguese)

 
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@Trampos

BY TIAGO YONAMINE
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2011

In this presentation, Tiago Yonamine talks about how he created Trampos, Brazil's biggest and most famous creative jobs platform. From its Twitter account to the new powerful website, Tiago explains how young talent needs a place to find work and how brands can take notice of their potential. (in Portuguese)

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Top 10 Life Lessons

BY GUSTAVO GARCIA
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 29, 2012

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Gustavo Garcia spends time teaching us 10 important life lessons, regarding work, jobs, life, career, etc. (in Portuguese)

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Top 10 Lessons from Super Villains

BY NICOLAS VARGAS
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 29, 2012

What can we learn from the most villainous villains of them all? Nicolas Vargas takes a stab at listing 10 super villains, and explains the important lessons he has learned from their mistakes. (in Portuguese)

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