Architecture Delivery to Rwanda
With nearly ten million people, Rwanda is Africa’s most densely populated country -- yet it boasts fewer than ten architecture firms within its borders. As one of the most pressing issues in international development, healthcare delivery is the focus of countless NGOs, yet its ties to architecture remain a not-so-unraveled knot. In a nation whose population is dying from diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, can architecture save these lives? Enter Michael Murphy, co-founder of MASS Design Group, a firm with a new model of delivering humanitarian design to Rwanda and other developing communities.
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- Last Thursday, the Architectural League hosted the second in a series of lectures from the recipients of the 2013 Emerging Voices program.
- Last week the Architectural League of New York announced the winners of its annual Emerging Voices program.
- We're kicking off a month of Dwell-approved holiday shopping lists with this roundup of the best unusual gifts to give your friends and relatives who seem to have it all.
- Print quarterly, website, and online marketplace dedicated to the art of farming and the people doing it well, Modern Farmer, offers up ten ways to update the classic farmhouse.
- Later this month the Museum for African Art will kick off a five-part lecture series at Columbia University titled Sightlines: New Perspectives on African Architecture and Urbanism.
NeoCon® East, the premier expo in the Mid-Atlantic region for the design and management of the built environment, will showcase the contract furniture industry and include a special feature for design professionals. This year, more than 7,500 industry professionals are expected to attend, including architects, interior designers, end-users, facility managers, federal government specifiers and procurement officers, office managers, purchasing managers, space planners, dealers/distributors, manufacturers’ reps, real estate executives, students and press.
More than 40 CEU accredited programs will take place that represent a variety of important topics and cover 10 distinct educational tracks, including: facilities management; facilities construction and renovation; green design; government services administration; health care; health, safety and welfare; hospitality; institutional; office design; professional development; residential and lighting.
- Long before prefab gained renewed popularity a decade ago, mass production was considered avant-garde thinking.
Wine is a go-to for gifting, and we are all for adding a little something extra to your two-buck-Chuck. These Dutch wax cloth bags are beautiful and come with a bit of history, too; They're hand-sewn in Rwanda by a cooperative of women artisans who receive all profits for their efforts, which go towards continuing to teach skills that will help them earn a living wage. The Indego Africa site has more goods to offer, so click on through for a browse.