Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2013’

  • School

    Frugalis Creativus

    An interview with Karim Ajania, Editor-in-Chief of The Brick Project 2016 by Olivia Ramsay Forward by Thomas Thwaites, inventor of The Toaster Project I have always loved the idea of frugalis creativus. It is so true that creativity cannot be purchased with extravagance. There must be …

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  • Afrikanwriting

    Athena’s Interview with Saki Mafundikwa

    The following interview was prepared by Pencils for Africa’s Deputy Editor, Athena, and was then conducted by the entire Northern California-based editorial team via a Skype conversation with Professor Saki Mafundikwa in Harare, Zimbabwe. Professor Mafundikwa is Founder and Director of Ziva, the first Graphic Design …

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  • Interview with Dalton Ghetti, Pencil Sculpture

    Interview with artist Dalton Ghetti by Karim Ajania (photos by Sloan Howard) “The pencil is a gift and a precious resource,” says artist Dalton Ghetti. This is the type of thinking that sparked the mission of Pencils for Africa. Mr. Ghetti says his art “gives …

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    Interview with Henry Petroski, Author of “The Pencil”

    Question from Karim: Henry, could you tell me what you think of the ideas and aspirations in the Pencils for Africa interview with 4th graders Mackenzie and Lucia at the first Pencils for Africa Annual Conference (2012)? Response from Henry: The interview with Mackenzie and …

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  • Jessicadrenk

    Interview with Pencil Sculpture Jessica Drenk

    Below is the Pencils for Africa Editorial Team’s interview account of pencil sculpture Jessica Drenk. Jessica Drenk is a full time sculptor who creates organic styled art work. From growing up in the scenic, outdoorsy state of Montana, she was influenced and inspired to construct …

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  • Interview with Ariane Prin, Pencil Maker

    Written by Karim Ariane Prin graduated in 2011 with a Masters from Royal College of Art (RCA), London. Also in 2011, she was shortlisted for the RCA’s Sustain Award for her “From Here For Here” projects. She has won or been a finalist in numerous design …

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  • I Pencil

    Interview with Amanda France, Co-Producer of the “I, Pencil” movie

    “Eloquent. Extraordinary. Timeless. Paradigm-shifting. Classic. Half a century after it first appeared, Leonard Read’s “I, Pencil” still evokes such adjectives of praise. Rightfully so, for this little essay opens eyes and minds among people of all ages. -Lawrence W. Reed, President Foundation for Economic Education Introduction …

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