Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises

Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises


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ISBN-13: 9781933045252
Publisher: Metropolis Books
Publication date: 01/15/2006
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Architecture for Humanity was founded by its Executive Director, Cameron Sinclair, who has been a guest critic and lecturer at a number of schools and colleges in the United States. In the last year he has spoken at the Architectural League of New York, the Structures for Inclusion Conference, the 53rd International Design Conference in Aspen and at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Awarded the first ever Nice Modernist award by Dwell magazine, Sinclair was also selected to be one of the 2004 Fast 50 by . He has been a guest speaker on NPR, CBC (Canada), BBC World Sevice and CNN International. In August 2004 Fortune magazine named him as one of the Aspen Seven—seven people changing the world for the better.

Kate Stohr brings a background in journalism and documentary production to Architecture for Humanity's grassroots efforts. Her work has been published in a number of national publications, including The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Dwell, and Architectural Record.

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Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An uplifting compendium of projects and ideas to resolve problems resulting from extreme poverty and disaster situations and an antidote to the feeling that every day the headlines are more depressing. A very lively, colorful format which doesn't obscure the seriousness of the content. It is world-encompassing, ranging from re-habbed housing for battered women in the U.S. to providing water to African refugees. Some ideas are more practical than others but all inspire, they are simply the work of people who decided to give a damn and went to work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an invaluable resource to the architecture community. Both licensed professionals, interns, and students alike can read and learn about examples of thoughtful design from a non-traditional path. Anyone interested in thinking outside the box should read this book. Anyone pursuing a greater sense of design for people (emphasis here) should read and own this book as if it were their passion's guiding light.