Category Archives: Visual Research

Used In The World

I have started a new Photo Blog called Used In The World. The images were collected from 7 Emerging Economies during the research portion of the emerging economy report. (I did the Brazil Field Research for the Report back in November 2007. I will post a new images of adaptive reuse, street hacks, and grey […]

Koliwada Incremental Housing Animation

It is Coming….

After a year and a half of work, the Emerging Economy Report will hit the world for Pre-Orders on Feb. 15. Will it change the way we do business and make lighter, inclusive and more dynamic economies? That’s the hope.

Surisigns: Hand Painted Signage in Suriname

Paramaribo, Suriname can often feel like the city that globalization forgot. Although four major ethnicities and religious groups live in relative harmony, the influence of transnational corporations, particularly U.S. companies, is much less than in other developing countries. However, an interesting intersection of local tradition and burgeoning international commerce is the world of handpainted advertisements. […]

Suriname Media Review: Buses

In Suriname the buses are owned by the drivers, but follow routes that seem to be collectively determined. The buses here are somewhere between private taxis and public transportation, but only leave the “bus station” when they are totally full, meaning there are not specific schedules. My graduate counterpart in Suriname, Patrick, told me that […]