Foossa in Istanbul & Tokyo

Later this month, Foossa will be going on a listening tour to Istanbul, Turkey, and Tokyo, Japan. We would love to meet up with artists, entrepreneurs, activists, and provocateurs of all stripes. On November 20, we will be co-hosting the Tokyo edition of the Wisdom Hackers Global Salon. Get in touch with us at hello@foossa.com if you would like to meet up in Tokyo or Istanbul.

Events & Opportunities

Avoid the #GivingTuesday Hangover - Free Webinar November 12.

Avoid a #GivingTuesday hangover and keep the giving party going through end-of-year. Join Purpose's free webinar to get some pro-tips on carrying #GivingTuesday excitement into online end-of-year fundraising.

Learn to apply nature's adaptive strategies to our urban harbors with BiomimicryNYC - November 17

Two years since Superstorm Sandy, the world is a different place. Everyone is talking about "resilient coastal cities", but what does that really mean? What can we learn from inherently sustainable and resilient natural systems? And how can we apply nature's adaptive strategies to our urban harbors? Register here.

Apply to become a Centre for Social Innovation Agent of Change. Deadline November 30.

Are you addressing issues of income inequality in your community? Are you working on a new mode of transportation? Is your technology going to change how we connect to local officials? We’re looking for any individual or emerging organization that is working to build a better New York City. You must be past the ‘idea stage’ but, beyond that, we want to hear from you!

Articles

Entitlement Might Make You More Creative (But You Probably Knew That Already) - @e_jaffe / @fastcodesign

Innovation is Not the Holy Grail - @SSIReview

Less Analysis, More Design - @MindLabDK

The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling - @Delistraty / @TheAtlantic

What Drug Dealers Can Teach Struggling Young Creatives - @GingerScott / @_collectively

Video

Alessandra Orofino, co-founder of My Rio (Meu Rio) and Our Cities's (Nossas Cidades) network, speaks at TED Global 2014 about the purpose of mobilizing at the city level. 

Awesome Foundation NYC grantee Jeff's Stark's interactive play on the Gowanus Canal has been featured in the Guardian. View video and read the review here


Last night the Foossa team attended the Designtrepreneurs panel hosted by StartOut and AIGA NY at SVA. Here are some highlights:

Q&A with panelists. From left to right: Mary Taylor, founder, Salt & Olive; Ben Watson, Executive Creative Director, Herman Miller; Debbie Millman, Chair, SVA Masters in Branding; Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Publisher, Hello Mr.; Thomas Page McBee, writer, Man Alive.

Q&A with panelists. From left to right: Mary Taylor, founder, Salt & Olive; Ben Watson, Executive Creative Director, Herman MillerDebbie Millman, Chair, SVA Masters in Branding; Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Publisher, Hello Mr.Thomas Page McBee, writer, Man Alive.

Ben Watson, Executive Creative Director, Herman Miller, quotes the legendary George Nelson on the vital symbiosis between design and business. 

Ben Watson, Executive Creative Director, Herman Miller, quotes the legendary George Nelson on the vital symbiosis between design and business. 

Mary Taylor, founder, Salt & Olive quotes Anais Nin in reference to the leap of faith necessary to start one's own venture.

Mary Taylor, founder, Salt & Olive quotes Anais Nin in reference to the leap of faith necessary to start one's own venture.

Ryan Fitzgibbon, Founder and Publisher, Hello Mr., on what he learned from his days at IDEO and the importance of vulnerability in the process of understanding.

Ryan FitzgibbonFounder and Publisher, Hello Mr., on what he learned from his days at IDEO and the importance of vulnerability in the process of understanding.