Posted by Sarah Bush Brady on Aug 4, 2011
Related program: Design Open Mic
Participants in this week's Design Open Mic on August 3rd heard the latest updates on Architecture for Humanity's ever-growing project board.
First off, we were brought up to speed on the Happy Hearts project in Peru which is nearing completion as well as the other Happy Hearts projects in construction. This was followed by an update on the nine Football for Hope projects, three Nike GameChangers projects and five Nike GameChangers micro grants in various stages of design and development.
Projects in Japan are swiftly progressing through the Tohoku Rebuilding Program - highlights included the summer festival at the recently finished Hikado Marketplace in Motoyoshi and the conversations around the redevelopment of the village of Maeami.
In Haiti, our rebuilding team continues to engage the community. One project in particular includes student participation in the painting of rubble to be used in their campus amphitheater. In terms of schools construction progress, two sites have begun construction and another two have begun demolition. Another exciting update from Haiti was the diversity of sanitation technologies that are being utilized in the various projects in order to match the constraints of the local infrastructure.
As for Architecture for Humanity's local chapters, the first chapter micro grant was issued last Friday. The August application for chapters will be available on Monday. Also, the Pakistan chapter has completed its work with the Karachi Relief Trust and the program is coming to a close.
Come join us for future Design Open Mics on Wednesdays from 12-1 pm if you're in the Bay Area!