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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jun 03, 2013
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This article comes to us via Students Rebuild.

A lot of what we've been discussing on the Students Rebuild Japan blog this year lies somewhere between Recovery and Restoration of the Tohoku area. This month the City of Ishinomaki published the latest reports and plans for the region - spanning all the way to Year H32, and well into the third phase of post-disaster, Reconstruction.

Last week Hiromi and I sat down and leafed through about 70 pages of charts, numbers, maps and diagrams, big ideas, and bullet points, basking in Unfiltered Information. Well, at least I was excited. Excited to see Ishinomaki City's take on reconstruction as compared to the human-scale work I was more familiar with.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 28, 2013
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On Thursday, May 16th, Architecture for Humanity rocked the casa (with notable guests) in Miami in the latest installation of ABSOLUT X - an experimental art project benefiting the host city's Architecture for Humanity Chapter.

With a focus on music, cocktails and participatory art, each event features a local artist, renowned mixologists and musicians, and an Architecture for Humanity Chapter. After the event, headquarters and chapter members work together to install the featured artist's donated piece in a public location, for all to interact with and admire.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 24, 2013
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Beth Worth is a trustee of Architecture for Humanity London Chapter, responsible for communication and public engagement. Today the chapter helped her take down a series of temporary installations for Clerkenwell Design Week in London - structures reflecting the ethos of Architecture for Humanity, and an elaboration on themes and formats raising awareness for the organization's work and principles.

Somehow, Beth found time this week to talk about the chapter's development and ambitions.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 23, 2013
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Moore, OK, Mayor Glenn Lewis vowed yesterday, May 22, to pursue an ordinance to require reinforced shelters in every new Moore home. Many of the homes in the decimated town had neither above- nor below-ground shelters, leaving the residents to hide in interior rooms, bathtubs, and closets.

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