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Co-creating a product with a story

Written by Marina van Dieren, Makers Unite At the core of Makers Unite lies the principle of human centered design—a way of working that involves the human perspective in all steps of the process. This means that all stakeholders are involved in the process, particularly

Let your hands do the talking

Written by The Language Project team We often don’t realise it, but we think with our hands as much as with our brains. The movements we make with our hands constitute a kind of back-channel way of expressing ourselves and help us work out our

Co-design: rediscovering sustainable fashion

By Giulia Houston, Progetto Quid As a fashion social enterprise with the mission of redesigning the fashion industry, in Progetto Quid we’ve always been keen on experimenting innovative and unconventional techniques of achieving our combined goal, that of creating beautiful sustainable fashion collections while fostering

I’m a Mother, a Sister, a Survivor

‘I am a mother, a sister, a survivor” A story of female empowerment moodboards By Maria Tetradi and Violetta Tsitsiliani, The Language Project Pinning fancy pictures on our virtual mood boards on Pinterest is an undeniable trend – and a luxury of few. Scrolling down

Art’s Power for Healing and Moving On

By Photini Papahatzi, Cultural Manager, educator & artist in Amaka ART EMERGENCY workshops in refugee camps showed us that art can be an answer to the quest of finding the way to support and help vulnerable people to come to terms with what has happened,

The Power of Making

By Makers Unite At Makers Unite we have designed an effective social inclusion program based upon the co-creation of products that matter – driven by stories that matter. The stories come right from the heart. They are tales of new hope: the inspiring stories of

Creative Writing Workshops With Refugees

By Maria Tetradi, creative expression workshops facilitator The Language Project “Look at this window. You know it very well, don’t you? This is a window from your future home, your future workplace, your future university campus.” This is how I introduced my first creative writing