Slow Design Knowledge Platform

A dynamic educational platform for discovering, deepening and furthering the Slow design movement.
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This campaign started on Apr 09 and closed on June 08, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
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  • $5USD

    Your name listed as a supporter on project materials, now and into the future. THANK YOU for believing in this project :)

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $15USD

    Choose one of the three different posters featuring three beautiful members of slowLab's international network: Jogi (India), Lotte (Netherlands) and Bill (Ireland). The portraits were made by Beijing and Amsterdam-based photographer Qiu Yang. To learn more about the project 'Ask Me Why I'm Slow,' look here:

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $15USD

    A digital download of the album 'PRIVATE TIMES IN PUBLIC PLACES' by the New York-based band Slow Six, featuring American composer/musician/software engineer Christopher Tignor. The long-form music of Slow Six is mesmerizing and addictive. Learn more and hear samples at

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $25USD

    Take a sneak peek at the SLOW DESIGN READER, a collection of writings by leading thinkers and actors from the Slow design movement. You'll receive an early-beta version of this material. Not only will you be the first to see it, but you'll also become part of the community that helps to shape it. We'll look to you to provide feedback and new ideas about how people will access, navigate and actively use the information in this volume.

    Estimated delivery: September 2013

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  • $50USD

    This is a reward that's immaterial, but with a lot of substance. We'll provide you with a toolkit for hosting a Slow dialogue in your organization, business or locality. Your local Slow dialogue will be announced via slowLab's newsletter. NOTE: Pledge $150 for this perk and get personalized Skype support for your local Slow dialogue.

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $75USD

    ONE 'REMARK SERIES' PORCELAIN CUP by Dutch-German design studio BoomWehmeyer. These cups are part of a project of raising design consciousness and forging Slower relationships in China and beyond. Learn more about BoomWehmeyer's work here:

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $100USD

    Set of 'OPEN & CLOSE' DOORSTOPS hand-crafted by Frisian designer Marijke Annema. The doorstops were inspired by a story about interpersonal trust and community-building. They come in pairs of two: one for you and one for your neighbor. Marijke Annema’s work as a socially-minded product designer brings people into more intimate contact with their environment and with one another. Her recent work can be seen at

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $225USD

    A limited editon silkscreen print by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Helgadottir. This item Slows us down reminds us that everything has its own rhythm. Time is (literally) on our side when we allow things to express themselves and flow at their natural pace. Prints are in A3 format (16.5x11.7") on archival paper, and are signed and numbered by the artist. See some recent work of this young, rising art star at

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $500USD

    A diptych of TWO HIGH QUALITY PRINTS FROM 'PICTURES MAPS SHADOWS' by New York-based documentary photographer Leslie Grant. Side by side, these images (one by the artist and one a found photo) reveal how Leslie Grant uses photography as a 'Slow way of knowing.' Prints are 20x24" digital C-prints, signed and numbered by the artist. Learn more about the project at

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $1,000USD

    A limited edition 'ASK ME WHY I'M SLOW' WEARABLE RIBBON. slowLab handmade a very-limited collection of these for people to display their pride in personal Slowness, while triggering others around them. You'll get one that's made unique with custom hand-stitching by Bulgarian graphic artist and media designer Dima Stefanova Dima Stefanova is partner in Ice Cream design studio and the creator of Know How Show How, a project about sharing personal knowledge. Learn more at

    Estimated delivery: June 2013

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  • $2,500USD

    A private 2-DAY SLOW DESIGN WORKSHOP INTENSIVE facilitated by slowLab founder Carolyn Strauss and with participation of local network members. We'll share our tools and knowledge with you, your organization, school, or enterprise The workshops are offered in New York (USA) or Amsterdam (NL). Additional costs apply if you'd like us to travel to your location.

    Estimated delivery: September 2013

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  • $5,000USD

    The week-long format goes deeper into what Slow design is and gets specific about what it can do for you. We'll have time not only to share our tools and knowledge with you, but also to co-design new scenarios for your organization, enterprise or locality. The workshops are offered in New York (USA) or Amsterdam (NL). Additional costs apply if you'd like us to travel to your location.

    Estimated delivery: September 2013

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