why the SDGzine

  • Building an SDG-conscious ecosystem
    • Partners, people and projects
  • SDGS & innovation
    • Helping companies and organisations innovate while aligning with the SDGS
  • SDG acceleration
    • Repository of concepts from the Master program at the SDG Solution Space
  • SDGS & Fablabs
    • Linking makerspaces and fab labs to the SDGS
  • SDGS & Education
    • Create programs for schools to add SDGS to the curriculum
  • SDGS & art & design
    • Thought provoking concepts from artists, designers and other creative thinkers
  • Accelerating talent
    • Showcasing projects creating sustainable change
  • Tools & inspiration
    • Sharing best practices, exhibition concepts  & hands-on tools

SDGzine #04 : Gender Equality

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Addictlab’s SDGzine nr 04 tackles issues on Gender Equality with contributions from women from all different fields, cultures and backgrounds.

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Special edition WHO Arts & Health

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unique collaboration between academia, leading art and cultural venues, medical professionals, creative arts therapists, artists and UN partners, the special publication on ‘WHO // Arts and Health’ introduces a multimedia project that brings together diverse communities in a conversation delivering real-world healing impact.

 ‘WHO // Arts and Health,’ a collaborative endeavor led by the Jameel Arts & Health Lab, artgeneve, le Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (MAH), OK’TAVA Open Arts, Addictlab, the SDG Fablab of the University of Geneva and the SDGzine, redefines the discourse on arts and health. It offers a narrative that challenges, provokes, and elevates the dialogue surrounding the profound impact of art on individual and collective well-being.

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SDGzine special edition #09: UNIGE Summer School 2023

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SDGzine Special edition 09 features the  Olympiad -2023 Pilot Program

Five SDG Summer Schools on Planetary Health held in Bangkok, Geneva, Lagos, Nairobi and Paris

SDGzine Gift pack

3 Magazines for 95€/CHF


SDGzine 05 Calling for content

Register on www.addictlab.com, and link to the project sdgzine05

SDGzine#03: Good Health & Well-Being

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SDGzine#03 is about Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health And Well-Being. Contributions by International Geneva organisations, as well as designers and kids from the AddictLab Academy.

SDGzine 02: Responsible Consumption & Production

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SDGzine02 tackles Responsible Consumption and Production issues.

SDGzine 01: Quality Education

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SDGzine01 tackles issues and showcases ideas and partners on how we can scale education for the SDGS. The magazine would have come out during the Open Geneva Hackaton events in March 2020, but due to Corona postponed.

SDGzine 01 has multiple stakeholders and partners, such as the University of Geneva, the SDGlab at the United Nations, Fab labs, schools, Cern Micro Club. SDGzine also features guest editors, open letters and a call for Beauty for a Better World.

Services offered in the magazine include SDG challenges to do at your school or organisations, and tools to help you.

Special Editions

These Special editions are in collaboration with one partner, and with only their content. (eg University of Geneva, Course MIHDS). If you would like your own SDGzine, please contact info@sdgzine.org

SDGzine Special Edition SE08: SUMMER CAMP ST GEORGE’S

session 1

AddictLab Academy is organising a STEAM camp at the St George’s Summer Camp.  150 kids from 48 nationalities are taking part. Three SDGzine magazines are being made, for each session of two weeks one.

SDGzine Special Edition SE08: SUMMER CAMP ST GEORGE’S

session 2

AddictLab Academy is organising a STEAM camp at the St George’s Summer Camp.  150 kids from 48 nationalities are taking part. Three SDGzine magazines are being made, for each session of two weeks one.

SDGzine Special Edition SE08: SUMMER CAMP ST GEORGE’S

session 3

AddictLab Academy is organising a STEAM camp at the St George’s Summer Camp.  150 kids from 48 nationalities are taking part. Three SDGzine magazines are being made, for each session of two weeks one.

SDGzine Special Edition SE07: OPEN GENEVA FIVE YEARS

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Open Geneva est une association à but non lucratif qui agit avec humilité, agilité et efficacité, pour permettre que l’innovation à Genève soit le fruit de la créativité, de l’empathie et de la volonté d’améliorer le monde des divers membres de la communauté Open Geneva. Bref, Open Geneva est une aventure humaine collective pour l’innovation à la frontière entre la société et les sciences, les technologies et les arts.
Créée en 2017, l’association Open Geneva a su lancer et porter de nombreux projets en partenariat avec l’écosystème genevois, et plus récemment avec des acteurs internationaux, avec toujours pour mission de démocratiser la pratique de l’innovation ouverte et d’en changer la culture pour la rendre plus accessible et au service de l’atteinte des objectifs du développement durable.

SDGzine Special Edition SE06: GTI Summer School 2022

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The SDG Summer School is a one-month intensive team-based innovation program, inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, that were launched by the UN in 2015. To achieve these goals, we need to enable today’s youth to play an active and meaningful role in tackling them. That’s what the SDG Summer School is all about.

The motivation of the SDG Summer School is for teams of university students, in close collaboration with International Organizations in Geneva, to conceive ways to use open data, crowdsourcing technologies, and low-cost open source solutions to achieve concrete steps towards achieving the SDGs, at a local, regional or global level.
The SDG Summer School is based on team-based problem solving and hands-on prototype development, going from a conception phase to producing practical demos. All accepted participants receive intensive mentoring and coaching to help transform their ideas into impactful projects and become part of a global community of civic innovators.

SDGzine Special Edition SE05

Out June 2022.

Essays written by students who joined the class on social and environmental dilemmas in capitalism in late 2021 at the University of Geneva. Written during the global COVID 19 pandemic, their essays demonstrate the potency of critical thinking about green economies, social inclusivity and wider transformation.

  • The Precarious Geneva Tackling the Precarity of Domestic Workers in Geneva? 
  • The Cost of Going Green: The Dilemma of Lithium Mining
  • Water Privatisation and Renationalisation in Bolivia: Two sides of the same coin?
  • A Nigerian Port taken in the Turbulences of the Logistical Revolution
  • Energy Consumption and the Information and Communication Technologies : A Sustainable Dilemma? 

SDGzine Special School edition 4

450 (!) kids on SDG related research at Ecolint Switzerland

Schools should reinvent themselves to become learning communities that go beyond preparing for the future; instead they should help shape that future, by allowing students and educators to prototype solutions for today’s challenges.  Collaboration with Ecolint, International School of Geneva.

SDGzine Special School edition

144 13 year old kids on SDG related research at Ecolint Switzerland

Over 140 students (9th grade /13y) have collaborated and thought about global challenges and local actions directly related to the SSDGs.

Collaboration with Ecolint, International School of Geneva.

SDGzine Special School edition

Summer School 2019 projects (master students GTI)

The SDG Summer School brings together brilliant minds from all over the world to tackle challenges on the Sustainable development Goals. This issue showcases the projects from 2019.

Collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Geneva Tsinghua Institute.

SDGzine Special School edition

Summer School 2020 projects (master students GTI)

The Open Seventeen (O17) Summer Challenge is a prize-backed fully online coaching programme to reward and invest in those developing innovative and implementable projects that leverage crowdsourcing and open source solutions to tackle the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2020, the O17 Summer Challenge targets the Covid health crisis and the social, environmental and economic challenges that the world will face in its aftermath

Collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Geneva Tsinghua Institute.

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SDGzine 00

In SDGzine#00

New models for SDG innovation. From student ideas to product acceleration with the University of Geneva.

  • About the SDGZINE
    • Collaborative publication on the Sustainable Development Goals
  • About the Geneva Tsinghua Initiative and the SDG Solution Space
  • Prologue: The Open Seventeen Challenge
    • An introduction
  • Projects Summer School 2018
    • At Your Cervix
      • Early detection of cervical cancer
    • A Cleanair Greece
      • Non-compliance with smoke-free laws (SFL) in public places such as restaurants
    • Motosafe
      • Improve motorcycle safety through affordable and non-distracting technology
    • Fem. Friendly
      • Mapping Female friendly Toilets
    • iDoctor
      • Diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy based on AI algorithm
    • Yes Helmet
      • Encouraging helmet-wearing to increase the safety for bicyclists
  • The Accelerator
    • An introduction

Collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Geneva Tsinghua Institute.

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 UNIGE student team
Chaewoon Hwang
Leonie Klamroth
Valentina Rossi

Send in ideas

Do you have an interesting project to share?

  • get in contact with SDGZINE & send blurb of your idea and project
  • gear up your team to produce the curated magazine content.
  • prepare high res images in 300 dpi
  • English or French text (corrected)
  • document the creative process: first sketches, 3d renderings to decent pack shots etc.
  • qualitative images with artistic relevance – respect the added value of photographers, illustrators, graphic designers
  • respect the creative team: mention author of text, contributors
  • add profiles of all participants : contact details, profile pics (3oo dpi)
  • mention credits of each picture
  • add the status of your project and use the Addictlab creative chemistry cards to mention what capabilities you need to get the project to the next level

contact info@sdgzine.org for all questions

We need help

We start this magazine because we believe we have the competences to do so and it’s a much needed documentation & acceleration tool for the Sustainable Development Goals. Being a  grass roots  – bottom up –  initiative, it is needless to say we need support…

  • Become a partner
  • Become a SDG writer
  • Become a SDGzine-school
  • Apply for distribution point

contact info@sdgzine.org

More SDG tools for organisations, schools and companies

SDG impact evaluation kit

Define, discuss and visualise the impact of your ideas, concept, company, brand, organisation on the 17 SDGs

Corporate Social Responsibility & SDGS for companies

The SDG Solution Space (Unige) and Addictlab can be your partners for brainstorming and innovation projects. From a superb physical location in the center of Geneva, to innovative and state of the art tools to facilitate your sessions.

SDG idea wall

17 posters to attract ideas related to the SDGS and their targets.

Creative Chemistry  kit

Collective Intelligence tool for profiling, brainstorming, ideation. 

Includes the SDG impact evaluation kit

Become an SDG Journalist or writer

Educational tool on the SDGS and the creation of the SDGZINE 

This SDGZINE.ORG is an initiative of ADDICTLAB PUBLICATIONS and partners contributing to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations. Responsible publisher : Jan Van Mol

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