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Cameron Sinclair
April 10, 2007, 4:14 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Design, News, People

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I didn’t know anything about Cameron Sinclair a few days ago. I have to say I am completely amazed at the work he is doing.  After I saw what he’s accomplished and what he’s setting out to do I wanted to learn more. So naturally when I found out he is going to be speaking at the WIRED Speakers series @ Cranbrook (a museum located in the Metro Detroit area) I knew I had to go and help spread the word : ) >>

 “Learn how a new breed of designers is responding to humanitarian crises and rethinking the social and economic future of the more than two billion people worldwide currently surviving in sub-standard living conditions. Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair will explore these issues when he visits Cranbrook Art Museum on April 12 at 7pm as part of the Wired Speaker Series.Frustrated that less than two percent of the world benefits from architectural services and that one in seven people live in slum settlements, Sinclair co-founded the non-profit Architecture for Humanity to help find architecture solutions to humanitarian crises and brings design services to communities in need. For the last six years his team has initiated and implemented a number of programs including post-Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans; housing ideas for returning refugees in Kosovo; mobile health clinics to combat HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa; mine clearance programs and playground building in the Balkans; and disaster recovery assistance in Grenada, India, Iran and Sri Lanka.”… In 2004, Fortune Magazine recognized him as one seven people changing the world for the better and his organization was the recipient of the ASID Design for Humanity Award. More recently, he received the 2005 Lewis Mumford Award for Peace and was one of three winners of the 2006 TED prize.”  

For more information, call 1-877-GO-CRANBrook or visit www.cranbrookart.edu.

For more information on Architecture for Humanity, visit www.architectureforhumanity.org. “

Cameron is definitely kind of a big deal. If you live in the Metro Detroit Area and want to meet up and watch him speak send an e-mail to me > nev {at} idunited {dot} com.

If you don’t live the area or can’t make it,.. do the next best thing and watch this video of Cameron speaking @ TED 07′.

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This dude is brilliant.

Walked away with a lot of great information. One of the best was a quote he shared with the audience.

“Better to apologize then to ask permission”

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