1. Ross Learning System


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    The Ross Learning System is a literary narrative of the evolution of human consciousness that unfolds chronologically through the grades. Cultural History is the core of the Curriculum. It is taught chronologically through the grades as a dynamic system expanding in complexity. Each grade focuses on the thematic development of a particular historical period and studies this theme across global cultures while integrating with all other disciplines. In this way, the Spiral provides a cohesive architecture for analysis of the past as a dynamical system and enables students to more fully understand the present while envisioning the future. CREDITS: Ross Spiral Curriculum visualization ©2013 Ross Institute. Created by Santiago Ortiz. Additional images courtesy of: Driftwood Furniture Maya Animation - Thomas Impiglia; Earthquake Relief Effort, Haiti - BBC Worldwide Americas Inc.; Makwanpur, Nepal - Laurel Gabler; Carlsberg Group Brand and Experience Centre, Copenhagen - The Carlsberg Group; Mandela Day Photographs - Esto; Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library Renderings - General de Producciones y Diseño S.A.; Obasanjo Presidential Library Renderings - Ralph Appelbaum Associates. Music by: Flux Bikes “LA FLux Ride - Wind Talker” - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Flux_Bikes The Custodian of Records “Emo Step Show” - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Custodian_of_Records The Womb “The Horses And The Flowers” - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Womb Chris Zabriskie “Divider” - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie Basspartout “The Latest Gadget” Johnny Ripper “I Am Error” - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/johnny_ripper Podington Bear “Massive” - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/ www.rossinstitute.org www.ross.org Ross Institute / Ross School East Hampton, NY

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    • Age Work Balance: Balanced approaches for an ageing workforce in metropolitan area


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      The risk of long-term unemployment is generally higher for individuals in groups with structurally low labour market participation. Moreover setting up of the right incentives to work seems to be especially difficult for these specific groups. In several member states are positive measures in place to support those furthest from the labour market. The project aimed to concentrate on existing practices targeted to older long-term unemployed people over 50 in metropolitan areas. Via a social experiment we want to find out what constitutes an innovative approach in order to integrate them into sustainable employment. In this context we assume that an innovative approach alone, will not be sufficient to achieve the goal to bring them into sustainable employment. There are additional variables which are playing a decisive role in making a project successful. But how strong or how weak is the influence of these other variables? We will concentrate on the variable “network – structure”. www.age-work-balance.metropolisnet.eu/project-description/

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      • Smart Cities brauchen soziale Innovationen (Smart cities need social innovations)


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        The event took place on 22nd of January 2013 at NOVOMATIC FORUM in Vienna and was hosted by GFF (Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Forschung). The keynote was given by Federal Minister Doris Bures (Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology). At the podium Josef Hochgerner (Scientific Director, ZSI), Gerald Bast (Rector of the University of Applied Arts, Vice-President of Universities Austria) and Wolfgang Knoll (Managing Director of the Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT) were talking about social innovation required to meet societal challenges in smart cities needs. More information: www.zsi.at

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        • STTF2013 Promo #1


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          STTF2013 ISCTE-IUL Summer School offers a one week intensive programme in a transdisciplinary environment. We invite you to join us for Introductory Sessions, Masterclasses, and Workshops, that will engage participants in both conceptual and practical activities with sustainability as background. Get more details on How To Apply, Fees, Programme, Speakers, or Venue, through our Website http://sttf2013.iscte.iul.pt, and like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/sttf2013 or follow our Twitter twitter.com/sttf2013 to receive #STTF2013 updates and other info.

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          • Facets of Social Innovation Vol. 1: Social Innovation. Perspectives in the European Union. Prospects in Europe.


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            The EU Representation of the European Parliament (EP) and of the European Commission (EC) in Austria hosted an event on "Social Innovation. Perspectives in the European Union. Prospects in Europe" (15th of October 2012), including the public presentation of the Master of Arts in Social Innovation, starting in the academic year 2012/2013 at the Danube University Krems. In discussion with Heinz K. Becker, Member of EP, Isabella Eiselt from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) and Peter Baumgartner (DUK), Josef Hochgerner (ZSI) had the opportunity to explain the concept of social innovation as well as the basics of the study programme. The debate was held in English, which will be the working language of the M.A. course. Please find futher information on the website of ZSI: zsi.at/en/object/news/2378

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            • SOQUA Summer School 2012


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              SOQUA Summer School 2012 took place in one of the historic locations of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. The video offers a synopsis of this week with international contributors and participants as well as an overlook on trends on social innovation on an European Level. The Summer School on social innovation is labelled >SOQUA Summer School< because it is an extension of a post-graduate course programme named “Sozialwissenschaftliche Berufsqualifizierung” (social science vocational training, in short “SOQUA”: www.soqua.net) that is run in Austria jointly by three social science institutes (FORBA, SORA, ZSI) since 2006 as a 2-year course programme. In 2012 ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation/ www.zsi.at) took the lead to implement for the second time a summer school rooted in SOQUA, this time on social innovation. For more information on SOQUA Summer School and other trainings of SOQUA please check: www.soqua.net and www.zsi.at

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              • Transdisicplinary workshop


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                • TransvençãoLAB ∞ 18.10.11


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                  Os encontros do TransvençãoLAB conectam e multiplicam conhecimentos. Faça parte desta rede de inovação social. transvencaolab.net Direção, roteiro, fotografia, finalização e trilha: Danilo Christidis/Nomade Ind Argumento: Aron Krause Litvin, Daniel Muller Caminha, Marco Krause

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                  • Wikistrat 2011 Grand Strategy Competition


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                    Wikistrat is an Israeli startup that provides an online model for strategic collaboration. Throughout the month of June, teams used Wikistrat’s interface to formulate and share strategies. Claremont Graduate University's School of Politics and Economics claimed first place and a $10,000 prize in the Wikistrat 2011 Grand Strategy Competition. The month-long contest pitted 31 graduate schools and think tanks from across the globe against one another to develop strategies pertaining to globalization and geopolitics. After being assigned to represent a country, teams forecast their country's national trajectory, developed national policies, brainstormed alternate futures, and responded to hypothetical geopolitical crises. cgu.edu/​pages/​4941.asp?item=5309

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                    • paracity


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                      PARACITY WienParisBeijingDetroitinprogress 005_006_007_008 This project has as an aim the installation of international meetings of students, architects and of designers brought together in a collective project.This project thus fits in a prospective step which opens a reflexion on a whole of stakes which characterize the current changes: - phenomenon of metropolisation - public Spaces - domestic Cells/temporary architecture - (s) Object - New media - Transdisciplinarity It is an International project which has as an ambition to create a platform of exchanges between students, architects and designers, the schools, the institutions and the various partners.These various entities and the problems posed in the context of the project impose a reflexion, a design and a realization whose matrix is deeply marked by its transdisciplinarity.Indeed, the various components of the platform are characterized by the diversity of their practices, their teaching and of their structure but also by the definition of their stakes. Schools of Design, Schools of applied Art, Schools of Architecture and Architecture Departments of universities are linked together. Experimenta #1: Vienne The School of Architecture of Paris Val de Seine, ENSCI (National School of Design), Technische Üniversitat Wien (Alsop Institute), Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien (University of Applied arts) and Architektur in Progress conceived, realized and tried out in June 2005 on the site of Yppenplatz their proposals. The principal stake of Paracity is to test and "to live" in Public Place, also the projects led to Vienna are multi-purpose and "reversible". The Parabox are at the same time Playgrounds for the children, Lounges the evening and the Bedrooms with the night and also an Interactive Luminous course with the integrated sensors and fluorescents. The shower_stage are showers, dancing waters, but also Stages for videos projections and Theater Play. The kitchen Lab is a collective kitchen. The platform is a fixed structure for rest and meetings. Throughout June, we programmed events with designers (Staudecker Iris), architects (Alles Wird Gut, Eisvögel, Feld 72, Querkraft, Map Office), Video (Denize Sozen, RENFAH, Coelestine Engels, etc), artists (Norbert Brunner). These proposals are specifics to the Viennese context, so new projects are today to conceive for Paris. Norbert Brunner, Iris Staudecker, Querkraft, Map Office, Alles Wird Gut, Feld 72, Eisvögel, RenFah, Coelestine Engels, Deniz Sozen, Anna Mitterer, Caroline Heider, Stefan Kobastsch, Robert Gruber, Clemens Leuschner, Luis Princep Fabra. Schools: EAPVS, ENSCI, Technische Üniversitat, Die Angewandte Kunst and for the next year with also The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Tsinghua University. Partners : Ministère de la Culture (DAPA), Ministère des Affaires étrangères (AFAA), http://renfah.net

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