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Kabul: the wedding planner
The 500+ guest wedding (and being a guest a multiple weddings in a weekend) creates opportunities for gender mixing in a culture where there are …



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15 Feb 2013

Money & Food

14 Feb 2013

In: Cultural Norms, Kabul
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“Those” Projects

08 Feb 2013

In: Research Methods
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There are projects. The ones that shape, mould and refine our methods, allow us to iterate on how we think about collecting, analysing and applying …
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In the Hands of God

08 Feb 2013

In: Cultural Norms, Kabul
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As some of you may remember in December I traveled to Afghanistan with colleagues Mark Rolston and Cara Silver to explore attitudes to savings and …
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Retail Norms

23 Dec 2012

In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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Literal

21 Dec 2012

In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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So many assumptions and ambiguity wrapped up in the peculiar practice of writing “Door” in english, on glass door. Only ever seen it in Afghanistan. Spatial …
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Uncensored. Unfettered.

20 Dec 2012

In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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Solar Shop

18 Dec 2012

In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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After many years, solar is finally reaching the cost/efficiency point to go mainstream, in places with intermittent electricity.
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Relative Values

15 Dec 2012

In: Cultural Norms, Herat
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A surprising amount of Belieber love and aspiration in Afghanistan, including this barber in Herat.
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Warmth

10 Dec 2012

In: Herat, Today's Office
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A research trip to Afghanistan with colleagues Cara and Mark for a short study on mobile savings, as a follow up to this research. In …
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