August 29, 2008
Vote for Good Design
Architecture for Humanity needs your help!
With your help, Cameron Sinclair and the folks at Architecture for Humanity are hoping to continue their good works with Lulan Artisans, a social venture that creates an alliance between textile designers worldwide and South Asisan artisans who produce handwoven fabrics.
And your part is simple—simply go here and vote for their project!If they win, the American Express Members Project prize of $2.5 million will help create off-the-grid weaving centers throughout Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and India.
Cameron adds, “Of the 100+ serious contenders no one else is using design as a catalyst for change..if we win we will then do a call out for designers to work on this project. Who knows one of your readers, or you, might be the next AFH designer.” Metropolis POV will keep you updated on that front.
Lulan Artisans currently supports over 650 weavers, spinners, dyers, and finishers using a holistic approach to produce fabrics that are better for the environment.
So go vote now—the site closes on September 1!
And for even more information on the works of AFH, watch the CNN International documentary Principal Voices: Design for Good. This weekend’s installment includes AFH, Daniel Libeskind, the architect and founder of Studio Daniel Libeskind, and Peter Head, director of urban design and development at Arup.