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61 Glimpses of the Future

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In the last five weeks I’ve travelled 7,000km overland through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan’s GBAO region and China’s western provinces. After a year of working flat out …



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Three Out of Four

27 Jan 2008

In: Dushanbe, Street Hacks
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The point where it is simply better to start over.
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Squaring the Whole

17 Jan 2008

In: Cultural Norms, Dushanbe
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The extent that you can de-code this advertisement. The extent that local Tajiks can do the same. From the local press in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
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Define Socially Acceptable

03 Jan 2008

In: Dushanbe, Today's Office
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A sign-of-the-times moment from the Caravan Cafe – an upscale organic restaurant in the Tashkent suburbs: a lady walks in alone and sits at the …
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Portion Norms

12 Dec 2007

In: Today's Office
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Stop for tea at a road-side restaurant – the sugar is about 9 times the volume of a ‘regular’ lump. The driver takes two, enough …
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Content Ice Breakers

12 Dec 2007

In: Ayni, Today's Office
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Whilst taking breakfast in a roadside hut encounter a situation strangely reminiscent of this – where a local kid takes my phone, switches on Bluetooth …
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Mountain Drives

12 Dec 2007

In: Ayni, Today's Office
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Stop for tea at a road-side restaurant – the sugar is about 9 times the volume of a ‘regular’ lump. The driver takes two, enough …
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The Joy of (Soviet Era) UI

11 Dec 2007

In: Cultural Norms, Dushanbe
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Universals

11 Dec 2007

In: Design Inspiration, Dushanbe
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Advertising including tear-off strips found on this Tashkent lamp post – the same format is popular on the streets from Milan to San Francisco and …
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Taking (TV) Reception More Seriously

11 Dec 2007

In: Cultural Norms, Dushanbe
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Obviously trying to get one-up on his Uzbekistani neighbours.
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