ACTIVATING OUR MINDS #11
By: Anna Callaghan-Leonard & Jessica Hutchinson

These are three of the many stories from across the world that have activated our minds and informed our work this week.




Stories > Stigma


Technology is constantly evolving, from WiFi to smart TV’s, tech has become part of our everyday homes. But what about those who are homeless? The video below shows just how impactful technology can be; with an app that creates a connection between people living on the streets and passers-by, to a museum that uses VR stories that share the human side of the homelessness crisis.


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https://www.samaritan.city/




Permanent Reminders


To illustrate the countries blood shortage and overcome the common misconception that people with tattoos cannot donate blood, the Finnish Red Cross Blood Service have come up with a creative concept that highlights blood types and encourages a nation of tattoo lovers to get under a different type of needle.


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The Future of Aging


In a perfect example of ‘People Making Better People’, St. Joseph’s nursing home in Singapore breaks the mould and brings two generations together in a bid to combine wisdom with youth. By teaming elderly residents with a childcare center, St Joseph’s is a space to create bonds that benefit both young and old alike.


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Categories: Inspiration, Snippets