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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 23, 2010
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Architects are designing in the communities they live in around the world. Though they bring technical expertise to the work, they often lack community development skills that are important to effecting change on the ground. Now is the time to begin training architects to become community developers and leaders. At Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! we will share the tools and knowledge needed to bring architects to the decision-making table.

Be a catalyst for sustainable community development. Join us to share your knowledge and participate in a showcase of innovative design and one-on-one workshops.

DESIGN LIKE YOU GIVE A DAMN: LIVE!
When: October 15 4:30-7pm, October 16 12-8pm
Where: Center for Architecture, 536 Laguardia Place, New York City

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 23, 2010
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Via Mahboob Khan, Architecture for Humanity Karachi

"We are fast gearing up for the reconstruction work. On the ground the following is underway:

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Sep 22, 2010
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During the restless Haitian Summer evenings, our volunteers in Port-au-Prince ran a small in-house charrette–for the admittedly selfish reason of having something to take home with them as a token of our eternal gratitude.

Go Play!, an international non-profit that designs and builds playspaces as a holistic means of improving education, health and the well-being of children in the developing world, is sponsoring a design competition - Play for all - to promote innovate playgrounds that create meaningful experiences, that emphasize free play, exploration and collaboration. Designs should be innovative, using sustainable and recycled or repurposed building materials that are affordable, buildable, safe, durable, and of course, fun.

Announced September 17 on the Open Architecture Network, the open-to-all competition will award $1000 USD to the winning design team to assist with travel costs to oversee the building of their design with the help of Go Play!’s project manager. The winning playground design will be built for a school for refugee children along the border of Thailand and Burma (Myanmar).

Registration ends November 17, 2010, and all entries should be submitted by midnight January 03, 2010 (PST). Visit Play for all to learn more about the competition, Go Play!, and to enter.

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