Design Open Mic: Restoring Communities & Processes in Crisis
Ken Smith has been an Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow for a year and is based in San Francisco. Ken has an extensive professional background in technology, international relations, architecture, and landscape design. He has also been a volunteer plant propagator at Tilden Botanical Garden in Berkeley. Ken's extensive experience and passion for using architecture and design as a tool to facilitate social change are further demonstrated by the many design projects he's currently involved in.
Check out Ken's exciting projects in this week's Design Open Mic as he explores strategies to make clean water more accessible, design for a lassa virus clinic in Sierra Leone, integrating a women's craft collective for tile design work at a school in Peru, dance for social change at a former submarine base in the Ukraine, and bringing back natural play spaces for children in Ghana. Ken shares his interests, his designs, and his way of collaborating with colleagues from around the globe.
Text and video credit: Beverly Pitzer