Friday, May 11, 2007

Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture

Another video pod on open-source architecture on housing from This struck me as a think piece for those contemplating setting up think tanks, discussion groups, even action-oriented NGOs. The main problem in most organizations is that the storing and sharing of knowledge/information is haphazard. Sayang yung (a pity/ a waste)resources. For example, the Development Bank of the Philippines shut down their environmental portal when the foreign aid it received ran out. Just like that. The info in the servers are now scattered because staffers probably cannabilized the servers for their respective offices/departments.

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Cameron Sinclair on open-source architecture

Accepting his 2006 TED Prize, Cameron Sinclair demonstrates how passionate designers and architects can respond to world housing crises. The motto of his group, Architecture for Humanity, is "Design like you give a damn." Using a litany of striking examples, he shows how AFH has helped find creative solutions to humanitarian crises all over the globe. Sinclair then outlines his TED Prize wish: to create a global open-source network that will let architects and communities share and build designs to house the world. Click here to see the results of his TED Prize wish >>

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