Natural disasters are intensifying, displacing 26 million people worldwide each year. Leading environmental groups predict that by 2050 the number of climate change refugees will increase fivefold. Coupled with population shocks from increasing migration, urbanization and conflict as well as changing health patterns, the result is a silent but dangerous threat to the stability of cities. The design decisions that inform our built environment – from micro to macro – must tackle these issues in a proactive manner.
But how? What is the role of the designer in stewarding the built environment? And, how can we make citizens more aware of the steps they can take to protect their lives and livelihoods?
At this year's, Design Like You Give a Damn:LIVE! we'll bring together innovators and experts to explore issues around Designing for a more resilient world.
Thursday, November 7th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm // Opening Night Reception // Contemporary Jewish Museum
Friday, November 8th, 9am - 8pm // All Day Forum, Keynote Speaker + Closing Reception // Autodesk Gallery
Saturday, November 9th, 10am - 5pm // Chapter Forum // Architecture for Humanity Headquarters
The Curry Stone Design Prize will announce its 2013 Winners and present the inaugural Vision Award. The awards ceremony will include introductory remarks from John Cary, awards presentation to each of the winners, and premiere of short documentary films on the work surrounding the winners and honoree. This will be followed by a reception.
Panel Sessions + Workshops
Experts dig into the topics around resiliency and intimate workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge and practical use.
- Paulo Fernandes, Architect, Former Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow for Manica Football for Hope Centre, Mozambique and Social Impact Design Award merit recipient
- Nina Baird, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Ph.D. Candidate, Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University
A fast-paced marathon of innovative concepts, programs and design solutions from emerging and established designers and architects. Presentations run throughout the day parallel to the panels and workshops. Judges will decide upon the top presentations, which will be awarded at the Closing Ceremony.SIGN UP* NOW TO PRESENT YOUR WORK
*Please send Name, Organization/University, Topic and any supporting links or materials. Registration to the conference is still required. Due to space limitations, not everyone who registers will be able to present.
Keynote will conclude the daylong forum with an insightful address, encapsulating Designing for a more resilient world before celebrating the Closing Ceremony and cocktail reception.
Also on display throughout the day will be selected art works from the [UN]built and [UN]broken: We see a resilient city. What do you see? gallery event, a part of AIA SF's annual Architecture in the City Festival
Implementing Resiliency Panel
Roundtable discussion on resilient community Chapter projects across the globe *Open to the publicModerator - Garrett Jacobs, Chapter and Outreach Coordinator, Architecture for Humanity
- Steve Dombrowski - Architect, GGLO, former Chair Seattle Chapter, Chair of the AIA WA Council Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee
- Mary Hennessey - Senior Specialist, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, San Francisco Chapter
- Emily Sprague - Project Designer and Researcher, Michael Green Architecture, AFH Project Coordinator, New York Chapter
- Lindsay Brugger - Architectural Intern, BBG-BBGM, Resilience by Design Co-Chair DC Chapter
Members from the 58 Chapters worldwide convene in a working sessions on all aspects of community development projects.
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