With the support of three consuls, Bonaparte, Cambaceres and Lebrun, The Society for the Advancement of the National Industry (SEIN) was founded in 1801 by a group of scientists, government officials and entrepreneurs gathered around Chaptal (the great chemist and industrialist) for the economic reconstruction of countries emerging from...Read more
The Bauhaus School of Art and Architecture (Bauhaus) was opened in Weimar, Germany in 1919 shortly after World War I (WWI) ended. Following the defeat of WWI, Germany was forced to adapt to the changing governing structures of Western Europe, and found themselves faced with the question of building...Read more
I went to Stanford for graduate school and found my tribe in product design. It was there that I first learned about the appropriate technology movement that started in the late 1960s. This was pre-Wikipedia, so I read everything I could about it in the library.Read more
PUBLIC Journal provides a platform for the expanding Public Interest Design Movement; where the world of architecture intersects with the voices of activism, exposing a determination to provide good design for those that need it most, but most often, do not get it.