- 67. Agency Architecture
- 66. Agency Architecture
- 65. Laura Kurgan
- 64. Bryan C. Lee Jr. and Sue Mobley
- 63. Bryan C. Lee Jr. and Sue Mobley
- 62. Suzanne Lacy
- 61. Deanna Van Buren and Raphael Sperry
- 60. Deanna Van Buren and Raphael Sperry
- 59. Ronald Rael
- 58. John Cary
- 57. Clifford Curry and Delight Stone
Fronts: Security in the Developing World, Pt. II
Fronts: Security in the Developing World, Pt. I
Data, Design and Social Practice
Design as Protest, Protest by Design, Part II
Design as Protest, Protest by Design, Part I
Finding Empathy, Making Art
Justice, Incarceration & Design, Pt. II
Justice, Incarceration & Design, Pt. I
Architecture at the Border of Design and Politics
Public Interest Design, Past & Future
Social Design Insights 2017 Year in Review
A Vision for the Future
Dr. Joshua Silver
Young people receiving an in-field vision test.
Designing After Revolution
CLUSTER team showing the proposed design at one of the organized community workshops with the girls and women of the Izbat Khayrallah informal neighborhood.
Designing a Post-Industrial Future
Designing for the Future, Pt. 1
Designing for the Future, Pt. 2
Using Design to Bring Down Crime
Aerial view of Harare Safe Walkway 2013 (AFTER)
Lotus Park Neighbourhood Centre 2016 (AFTER)
Nurturing Collective Imagination in Rome
Stalker across the Actual Territories, 5 days-walking tour of Rome, 5-8 October 1995 credit: Stalker Archive
The Flying Carpet, 2000, reproduction in ropes and copper of the wooden Muharnas ceiling of the Palatine chapel of Palermo (XI century) built together with the Kurdish refugees from the Ararat cultural center of Rome
Designing the Politics of the City
“Voyages entre les langues”, urban intervention with multilingual literature
in 6 places in Switzerland, 2017, Karelle Menine, Vera and Ruedi Baur.
“la Phrase”, expérience of urban poetry, Karelle Menine et Ruedi Baur,
How to Mobilize a Billion People
Collective Mapping as a Tool for Social Change
Plenario en taller de cartografías, Belo Horizonte (Brasil), 2014
Cartografía "La República de los Cirujas", Argentina, 2013
Cartografía "Ni por todo el oro del mundo", 2010
A Green Vision for the Future of Cities Pt. I
A Green Vision for the Future of Cities Pt. II
The Blue Economy of the Future
Partners Superuse Studios, from left to right, Jos de Krieger, Césare Peeren, Jan Jongert, Floris Schiferli, Jeroen Bergsma in front of the rewind seating element designed and built with discarded windmill blades.
Tropicana, the former tropical swimming pool in Rotterdam is being transformed into Blue City, a place for workspaces, events and meetings to investigate the possibilities of the circular economy and put value to waste.
Harvestmap.org (Oogstkaart in Dutch) is an online marketplace for redundant and second hand materials. Harvestmap allows companies or individuals to make an inventory of their supply of materials, components or even buildings for reuse. All materials, ranging from small quantities to continuous flows of (industrial) leftovers are represented.
Finding Nature Beneath our Feet
Klehm leads a kindergarten composting class on the west side of Chicago
A public composting and planting workshop in Doha, Qatar; this public workshop involved both students of Qatar University engineering program as well as service workers to join in creating a compost operation together and later planting an edible corridor on campus.
Gardening as Urban Action
Wasteland Moritzplatz: site at Moritzplatz before Prinzessinnengärten started to transform the wasteland into an urban garden.
Prinzessinnengärten Restaurant: a restaurant and café in Prinzessinnengärten, serving dishes from organic, regional and fairly produced products.
The Architecture of Stateless Nations, Pt. I
CONCRETE TENT (2015)
The project of the concrete tent in Dheisheh refugee camp deals with this paradox of a permanent temporality that petrify a mobile tent into a concrete house. The result is a hybrid between a tent and a concrete house, temporality and permanency, soft and hard, movement and stillness. Photos: Anna Sara for Campus in Camps
The Architecture of Stateless Nations, Pt. II
Activating Community Voices
Visioning session with the Institute for Community Living to inform the development of a Neighborhood Health Hub in East New York.
Queens residents share their thoughts on arts and culture at the Queens workshop for the CreateNYC Cultural Plan
Recognizing the Unrecognized
The book Village is complementary document to the Atlas. If in the atlas the IsraeliPalestinian conflict captured on a state scale, village is like zooming into one dot on the map, one place and from it narrate and extrapolate the complex reality of the conflict. The place chose by Shoshan was the unrecognized village of Ein Hawd. The research, advocacy and design project included the production of an alternative master plan for the village together with the local inhabitants and use it as a document to negotiate basic civil rights such as housing, water and electricity for the locals with the authorities. In the photograph, the model of the plan is explained by Muhammad Abu el Hayja the mayor of Ein Hawd to Carmel Selma the head of the regional council.
Finding Plenty in a World of Scarcity, Pt. I
Finding Plenty in a World of Scarcity, Pt. II
Big Problems, Simple Solutions
Picture taken in Odisha, India of a tribal woman using Berkeley Darfur Stove for the first time. Field testing is an essential component of the Lab’s work: not only to establish performance, but to evaluate cultural fit.
Changing the Way We Make Fire
From its beginnings in Guatemala, Aprovecho has spread all over the world. Here, ARC led an evaluation of 9 stove designs in Bangladesh.
The ARC designed rocket stove and super pot. The combination can reduce fuel use by up to 2/3rds saving families time, resources and protecting the environment from harmful smoke.
Finding Holistic Design Through History
In Indore, the Aranya social housing project has demonstrated an innovative approach to integrated development, creating a holistic environment rooted in the sociocultural and economic milieu of the place and sympathetic to the way of life of the urban poor.
The Manav Sadhna campus is built as a live demonstration for the application of recycled waste as affordable, aesthetically pleasing and efficient building components. Every part of the building attempts to educate.
The New Informal City Pt. I
The MetroCable project brought new access to the barrios in Caracas
The Vertical Gym encompasses many of UTT’s strong principles on bringing verticality to informal communities.
UTT’s community workshop for the Empower Shack project. Building community will and local partnerships helps overcome political inertia that keeps slums from developing.
The New Informal City Pt. II
A colorful example of UTT’s Empower Shack – a new form of incremental housing.
UTT in Barranquilla, Colombia, bringing together Carnivale, the arts and international funding.
Clothing, Currency and Community
Using underutilized urban school material as a tool for bringing behavior change in children.
Large scale Rural participation for community development under 'Cloth for Work' initiative.
Large scale Rural participation for community development under 'Cloth for Work' initiative.
Slum Networking, Explained.
A typical Indore slum before any sort of intervention
Integrated slum infrastructure improvement in Indore.
Tools for Urban Action, Pt. I
Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore, and Tobias Armborst, the three founding partners of Interboro
Ecosistema Urbano founders and partners Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo
Tools for Urban Action, Pt. II
Ecosistema Urbano conducted a twoweek workshop with Architecture students in Asuncion that consisted of several activities, such as mapping the Historical Center, and then proposing and carrying out urban actions by taking to the streets establishing a dialogue with the local community. Photo by Juan Carlos Meza, Santi Carneri
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The Ecopolis Plaza conceived as an open air environmental classroom. It provides welcoming child care facilities and seeks to educate a younger generation on issues of sustainability, so that they might grow into a new generation of environmental stewardship.
A photograph of Reststop – a temporary waterfront park on Manhattan’s Pier 42. After Hurricane Sandy, New York City lost approximately 10,000 trees. The project presented a unique opportunity – the temporary park was established using trees in transit. The planters in which the trees were held were refashioned as benches and while the trees were awaiting relocation to their permanent home; a new bit of public space was created in the middle of Midtown! New York, 2013, photograph by Interboro
Making Public Space Productive
Some of the KDI Kenya Team with Executive Director Chelina Odbert in November 2015 during research for the Urban Flooding project. Photo: Katie Nelson/KDI
Baile Folklorico dancers perform at the opening of Saint Anthony’s Productive Public Space in Coachella Valley. Photo: KDI
How All Space Becomes Public Space, Pt. I
Metavilla at the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2006. One of the first very visible projects where EXYZT established their ideas of ‘occupation’ – living and working on site for the duration of the project.
A schoolyard transformed with waste. Basurama uses waste as a pedagogical strategy at all levels.
How All Space Becomes Public Space, Pt. II
Bubble Station, from ReCreate Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, 2016. The project focused on working in public space, urban waste and local communities, as part of a government push to reinvigorate playgrounds.
Reusing the abandoned electric railroad track Basurama invited the community members and local artists to participate in the creation of a new public space. Almost the entire amusement park was built from recycled material such as tires and other car parts.
“City is Land” – a temporary urban island by EXYZT. EXYZT believes that any member of the public space should be able to create public space, and that public space can be anywhere but the public square. Your house, a carpark, etc. can all take on a public function, depending on how we design it, and how we use it.
The Trajectory of Social Design, Pt. I
The Basic Initiative’s first completed school in Mexico, here being used by the local community as a site for a birthday party. Basic’s model is based on this kind of community intimacy.
The Trajectory of Social Design, Pt. II
The American Indian Housing Initiative brought design students onto Cheyenne and Crow reservations in Montana to work on housing projects with residents.
Building Community a Block at a Time Pt. I
bcWORKSHOP begins every project with a conversation, working with communities to understand existing vulnerabilities; in this case, discussing drainage hazards in the neighborhood.
bcWORKSHOP begins a community engagement process.
Building Community a Block at a Time Pt. II
How do we make life into art, and vice versa?
Founders Rick Lowe and Jesse Lott during an early renovation in 1993, right at the project’s inception.
Houston’s 3rd Ward has a rich built tradition, with a dominant shotgun house typology. However, decades of disinvestment had taken its toll.
Carlos Sandoval De Leon lectures as a visiting artist in the summer of 2015. Project Row House has brought an international cultural anchor point to Houston’s 3rd Ward. DeLeon’s work focuses on found objects, and trying to reinvigorate the commonplace and the everyday.
A Homeowner-driven Approach to Rebuilding After Disaster
Brickmakers at work in Indonesia. Addressing disaster requires intervention at all levels - often the best way to ensure sustainable recovery is to make sure that a community can make their own materials.
Build Change's Nepal staff explaining a housing retrofit. Build Change's model looks to strengthen existing structures in place, where possible. Even buildings undamaged in an earthquake can represent a future hazard if not addressed.
Here, Build Change leads a community awareness training program at a school in Port au Prince. Community education is critical to prevention, and features heavily in Build Change's ethos on disaster and resilience.
Design, Development and Disaster Mitigation in Pakistan
Mitigating Climate-Based Disaster Before it Strikes
School-boat inventor Architect Mohammed Rezwan’s idea was to ‘combine a school bus with the schoolhouse, and use the traditional wooden boat to create a floating space to bring primary education at the doorsteps’.
A floating farm measures about 56 feet long (including the duck coop, vegetable garden and fish enclosures) and 16 feet wide, and made of recycled materials including steel and plastic cylindrical containers, fishing net, corrugated iron sheet, and steel sheet along with locally-grown bamboo
Unifying First and Third World Strategies for Disaster Mitigation
Planning tsunami evacuation routes in Padang, Indonesia. Residents will have roughly 30 minutes to reach high ground by foot after a major earthquake triggers a tsunami.
Schoolchildren learn about the physics of earth shaking and safe construction as a part of training an entire community to better prepare for earthquakes.
GHI and Bhutan engineers at the Trashiyangtse District Hospital that can be isolated after a disaster. Doctors, nurses, and staff are learning how to continue to offer medical care after a major earthquake to the growing population of its 20,000 residents.
Emily Pilloton and John Peterson Argue for Design as the Great Equalizer, Part I
Windsor Farmers Market in Bertie County North Carolina 2010. One of the first projects completed by Studio H, the project was designed and built entirely by high school students.
Emily Pilloton and John Peterson Argue for Design as the Great Equalizer, Part II
Why All Architecture is Social
How to Design a School for $200
Al Borde at work. Each project begins with an extensive consultation and the building of relationships within a community.
Combining Ancient Traditions and Contemporary Social Design
A celebration: handing over an open-air kitchen module to the community.
Interior view of a pre-primary classroom. Much of ASA's work focuses on the exploration of space, void, shape & color. It's their belief that the organization of space can itself be a tool of education, providing stimulation from the earliest ages.
Fighting for Dignified Housing, Part I
Fighting for Dignified Housing, Part II
Growth, Equity & Asian Cities
Add, Transform, and Reuse!