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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 27, 2012
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As Tropical Storm Isaac bears down on the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean nations are recovering from its heavy rains. In some places, flood waters have to subside completely, and inventories of losses be made, before recovery can begin.

"The scale of devastation was less than many people had feared," the New York Times reports. Still, 10 deaths in Hispaniola resulted due to the storm–8 casualties in Haiti, 2 in the Dominican Republic. 14,000 Haitians have evacuated their homes. The Grise River, to the north of Port-au-Prince, flooded streets to waist height on Saturday, dropping to shin height by Sunday.

Darren Gill, Architecture for Humanity's Haiti Program Manager, relates impacts on our work:

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 24, 2012
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Venice, Baby

Between the Venice Biennale, a burgeoning response in the Philippines and our upcoming humanitarian design conference, we've been keeping busy. Check out the details below and please join us!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 24, 2012
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It's difficult some times to related the experience of the Design Fellow. Oliver Kienzi, working on the Kalebuka Football for Hope Centre in Lubumbashi, DR Congo, sheds light on his day-to-day–familiar circumstances for anyone designing architecture in the more technologically-inaccessible corners of the world.

Hats off to our design fellows for doing what they do - some sort of design superheros with laptops and tolerances for humidity, brownouts, and the occasional two-hour bus ride to a cancelled meeting. Design for humanity: easier said than done.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 23, 2012
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