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Second Sundays: slowLab



David Weinstein speaks with founder/director Carolyn Strauss along with Paula Pais, Henrietta Waal, Jeanne van Heeswjk, and Tom Beale about the slowLab's unique ideas, process, and current projects. Founded in New York in 2003 and based in the Netherlands since 2008, the slowLab is a nonprofit research platform for Slow Design thinking, learning and practice. Tune in for a taste of landscape brewing, reflections on cultivating Slow Economy, and more.

This conversation was recorded on October 12, 2014 as a part of the monthly Second Sundays open house event at Pioneer Works.

From the slowLab site:
Slow Design is a holistic approach to creative thinking, process and outcomes. It envisions positive human and environmental impacts of designed products, environments and systems, while constructively critiquing the processes and technologies of which they are born. It celebrates local, close-mesh networks of people and industry, it preserves and draws upon our cultural diversity, and it relies on the open sharing of ideas and information to arrive at innovative solutions to contemporary challenges.

Slowness doesn't refer to how long it takes to make or do something. Rather, it describes an expanded state of awareness, accountability for daily actions, and the potential for a richer spectrum of experience for individuals and communities.
 

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