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Disaster Relief


05.16.13: Paul Polak

The SunWater Project: Advanced Solar Technology for Poor Farmers
Paul Polak on SunWater: a radically affordable solar water pump that will transform small plot agriculture and help bring the world's poorest families out of poverty.
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10.31.11: Mark Lamster

Majority Report
Review of Design with the Other 90%: Cities
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03.23.11: Ernest Beck

Creative Support for Japan
Creative responses to the crisis in Japan.
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01.26.11: Ernest Beck

Mensch at Work
Review of The Power of Pro Bono
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01.20.10: Tony Whitfield

Prepared for Haiti
Tony Whitfield meditates on the assistance designers should give in Haiti following the earthquake, and in future catastrophes.
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01.18.10: Ernest Beck

State of Shelter
Relief organizations still rely on the same basic options for emergency housing, but new ideas are taking hold.
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11.28.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit Report: UNICEF and Early Childhood Development
At the Aspen Design Summit November 11–14, 2009, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute, the UNICEF Early Childhood Development Project proposed a new approach to emergency kits that would be more precisely tuned to young children’s intellectual and emotional needs, as well as outlined a basis for the next AIGA/INDEX: Aspen Design Challenge.
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11.20.09: Aspen Editors

Aspen Design Summit: Initial Report
Initial report on the 2009 Aspen Design Summit, sponsored by AIGA and Winterhouse Institute.
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10.06.09: Bradford McKee

Float House
Report on a floating house designed by Morphosis and UCLA architecture students for the Make It Right Foundation,
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10.05.09: Ernest Beck

Emergency Response Studio
Report on artist Paul Villinski's mobile studio, which he converted from a trailer of the type used by FEMA to house victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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