Design Open Mic 2014

As part of the 5th annual Design Like You Give a Damn : LIVE! conference at Dwell on Design NY, Architecture for Humanity will host a Design Open Mic. Design Open Mic features emerging and established designers and architects presenting their humanitarian projects and designs in a rapid-pace, back-to-back presentation format, powered by PechaKucha. You too, can present your project on this high energy, engaging platform.

The annual Design Open Mic is always one of the most well-attended and enjoyed events at our annual conference, and will take place on Saturday, October 11. The platform is available to both emerging and established designers to present their ideas, from concepts to completed projects. This is the chance to share your unique perspective on humanitarian design, and get your thoughts heard in an environment full of like-minded individuals.


MEET THE SPEAKERS: DESIGN OPEN MIC SCHEDULE



    12:00PM _ GROUP 1 _ BUILDING FABRIC



    Stone Soup + Affordable (Refab?) Rehab _ Adjunct Assistant Professor Nina J. Baird
    Rethinking the renovation of public buildings in Pittsburgh



    Human Integration in Building Design _ Professor Dr. Thanos Tzempelikos
    Mapping human comfort and performance to real indoor environmental conditions in West Lafayette



    efnMOBILE – Towards Adaptive Facades _ Professor Dr.-Ing. Uta Pottgiesser
    Showcasing the latest in façade-related research



    efnMOBILE – Connecting Innovation and Technology in Facade Design _ Dr. Linda Hildebrand
    Highlighting the potential of enhanced envelope performance



    Emergency Bathrooms After Disaster _ PhD Professor Lara Leite Barbosa
    A project designing post-disaster mobile bathrooms utilizing local sustainable materials and thoughtful design





    1:00PM _ GROUP 2 _ COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT



    Cloudfactory _ Bori Feher
    Developing a social design workshop for children in Bódva Valley, Hungary



    Extreme MakeOver _ Carmella Jacoby-Volk
    Transforming an after-school community space through participatory design



    Portals _ Tamara Jafar & Lucy Perkins
    Experimenting with projection technology to overcome barriers to collaboration



    PopUp Projects _ Shannon Beck
    One night design competitions for fast-paced idea generation



    Yantalo Volunteer House _ Michele Flournoy
    Designing short and long term housing for volunteers working in Peru, utilizing the RAINharvest Roof system





    1:50PM _ GROUP 3 _ POLITICAL DISCOURSE



    Slanted Memorial _ Jin Young Song & Hyeyeon Cho
    Designs for a memorial and housing in the Demilitarized Zone for separated families from Korean War



    Santiago Cerros Isla NGO _ Maria Catalina Picon
    Initiating ways to recover the “island-hills” of Santiago, Chile



    deContextualized Design _ Francisco Brown
    How political context shapes the design process in Afghanistan



    Reclaiming Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station _ Elad Horn & Talia Davidi
    Analyzing the problems and potential opportunities surrounding Tel Aviv’s large neglected bus station





    2:30PM _ GROUP 4 _ DISASTER RECOVERY



    From Archetype to Prototype _ Joyce Stijnen
    Following Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine bahay kubo concept is revisited



    The Bahay-Silungan Project _ Maria del Mar Rodriguez Yebra
    Designing a more resilient shelter using vernacular techniques for the Philippines



    We Are Not the Last Responders _ Lindsay Bach
    Post-disaster recovery from an interior designer’s perspective





    3:10PM _ GROUP 5 _ HEALTH AND EDUCATION



    Wellness on the Street _ Farzana Gandhi
    Designs to make healthy living and exercise more accessible to latino communities in Brooklyn, NY



    Global Health Workshop _ Clay Miller & Jenny Gillette
    Developing smart designs for health in under-resourced regions around the world



    Lambaye Learning Center _ George Schieferdecker
    Designs for a learning centre and community library for a rural village in Senegal



    Connor’s Creative Art Center _ Christian Prasch
    Creation of a community arts hub in Ghana, West Africa



    Herkes Icin Mimarlik | Architecture for All _ Erdem Tuzun
    Revitalizing abandoned schools in Turkish Anatolian villages





    4:00PM _ GROUP 6 _ MATERIALS AND SUSTAINABILITY



    Resilient Modular Systems _ Wendy Fok & Natalie Rodriguez
    Developing building components for use in emerging markets



    The House _ Eduardo Ortiz Gonzalez
    Concepts for sustainable, affordable housing in Monterrey, Mexico



    Fit in Community | Soil Bag House Prototype _ Donghwan Moon
    Designs for housing using local materials in Ellerai, Kenya



    Ohneka Farms _ Brielle Pettinelli
    Developing innovative farming systems to make organic produce more accessible to urban communities



    Red Puna Community Projects _ Arome Agamah
    Initiating community engagement through a collective of farmers and weavers in Northwest Argentina






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