Earlier this year DREAM:IN, an international inititative was started by Carlos Teixeira and Sonia Manchanda in conjunction with idiom and support by Bruce Nussbaum. See below for original details. DREAM:IN is a platform for engaging local design expertise globally.
The DREAM:IN Project challenges one and all, to begin the creation process, not from people’s needs but from their dreams. To share dreams, to create big ideas that help realize dreams. And to bring ideas to reality, leveraging networks, with skill, speed and imagination. The DREAM:IN project is the creation of a set of design thinkers across borders. It is designed to challenge us to create not for people’s needs, but for their dreams. Its time to get greed and need out of the way and create common dreams. In India, is it the time to unlock dreams, the dream of every common man, woman and child.
We are inviting students, faculty, design experts, entrepreneurs, artists, venture capitalists, activists, business leaders, not-for-profit agents, government leaders, and who ever else would like to: a. apply user-centered design to collect and interpreted the DREAMS of people in India b. play the role of a knowledge broker to transform DREAMS into projects with economic, social, cultural, territorial, and environmental value c. explore new ways of enterprising design knowledge through open innovation systems and global networks based on local expertise d. imagine new ventures based on new types of organizations and business models e. transform DREAMS into tangible realities
Connect with DREAM:IN Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DREAMIN_Team
Source: origional event email from Carlos Teixeira (Parsons The New School for Design profile) and NODES (http://spread-design.blogspot.com/ )