Sustainable Architecture as a Humanist Endeavor: Cameron Sinclair speaks at ICFF

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This course is AIA/CES registered for 1LU/HSW

The 2008 Metropolis Conference at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair featured a day’s worth of speakers on the topic of “Make Good and Prosper.” For the finale, Cameron Sinclair author of the book, Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises, and founder of Architecture for Humanity, spoke eloquently about his organization’s successes and ongoing work. With examples of design from across the world which combine environmentally sensitive, culturally appropriate, and socially sustainable design, Sinclair’s presentation offers invaluable information for design that serves human beings on every level, as well as providing undeniable inspiration to do work which is healthy, beautiful, and beneficial.

This streaming video course is 52 minutes long followed by a ten question participant exam.

Learning Objectives

— Explain the unique role of designers and architects to come up with solutions to restore peace and prosperity to the lives of those struck by disasters
— Name at least three strategies for designing environmentally sustainable buildings in disaster-struck areas
— Name at least three elements of design which can build community so as to encourage the ongoing culturally sustainable heritage of an area

Watch the video (Part I and Part II are included below):

To take the participant exercise online click here

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