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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

'From Montana to the Syrian Border': An Update from Cameron Sinclair


Since Cameron Sinclair, the co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, stepped down from his leadership role in the organization, he has also stepped out of the spotlight. Recently, he sent a nice note to his network updating us on what he's been working on, and inviting others to get involved.

His projects include: designs for Re-deployable schools for Syrian refugees, partnering on projects with the Make it Right foundation, and Small Works projects in Nepal, Namibia, and South Asia.

Design Futures Student Leadership Forum: LAST DAY TO APPLY MAY 2


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April 23: Earth Day Edition

-10 Earth Friendly Materials
-Yellow is the New Green: is Pee-cycling Greener than a Composting Toilet?
-Recovering a sense of Ecology in Design Thinking
-How to Rebuild to Cope with Climate Change
-Hemp according to South Africa's materials expert Tony Budden
-IPCC Report: The world must urgently switch to clean sources of energy



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