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Over on the West Coast, the third annual Design Like You Give a Damn: Live! took place on Monday, November 12-13, in San Francisco. This innovative design program encompassed panel discussions, workshops and a “Design Open Mic Competition.” Design enthusiasts and experts, industry leaders from many disciples, and more came together for the main purpose of addressing the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design and community development. The panel discussions covered cutting edge issues and the small group workshops allowed for hands-on learning, which AIA members were able to earn eight hours of learning credits.
The program was put on by Architecture for Humanity and topics discussed ranged from Key Practices for Success in Disaster Reconstruction and Eco Development in Low-Income Communities, to Neighborhood Security & Violence Prevention in the Built Environment.
The Design Open Mic competition involved emerging and established designers and architects who presented their humanitarian projects and designs in a rapid-pace, back-to-back format. Winners were awarded prizes and the program closed out with a cocktail reception on Tuesday, November 13.
For more information on this great program, visit architectureforhumanity.org.