• Nine Myths And One Rule

    The nine myths and one rule about Architecture for Humanity 1. We are just individual designers While we do have a large number of individuals looking to donate their services, we work with small, medium and large firms from around the world. To date over 100 firms have taken part in our projects and over

  • Ok, I’ve Watched the Film, Now What?

    Ok, I’ve Watched the Film, Now What?

    Panel Discussion moderated by Chris Palmer, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University. How do we produce films that make a difference? This session, illustrated with clips of inspiring films, explores ways we can turn films into action, at both the policy and personal levels. Our panelists consider the challenge of producing films that have

  • Benefits of Community Design

    We approach design from the ground up. Design is the expression of a community’s vision for change. The design process encourages community groups to set goals and work together to achieve them. By celebrating small victories along the way, community members are empowered to become stakeholders and to pursue larger long-term goals. Benefits of Community

  • Oil Rocks – City Above the Sea (La Cite Du Petrole)

    Oil Rocks – City Above the Sea (La Cite Du Petrole)

    Washington, D.C. Premiere Imagine 2,000 oil rigs, 300 kilometers of bridges, rusty Soviet-era trucks rolling back and forth, nine-story building blocks, a huge canteen, thousands of oil workers, a towering cultural palace, a lemonade factory and a green park…all nestled in a city in the middle of the Caspian Sea. Commissioned by Stalin in 1949,

  • Beauty Across Cultures

    Beauty Across Cultures

    For Many Muslim Women, Head Scarves A Matter of Personal, Not Political, Conviction From Radio Free Europe, Kathleen Knox: “An item of clothing worn by many Muslim women has become a hot political topic in Europe recently, as France prepares to ban head scarves from public schools, along with other overt religious symbols. There’s been

  • The Bizarre and the Beautiful

    The Bizarre and the Beautiful

    Dorothy Baca teaches students about the artistry and social meaning behind the decorated human body. by Valerie Roybal With paint, cosmetics, clothing, and jewelry; by reshaping, resizing and sculpting; in permanent and temporary fashions; with beautiful or bizarre effects, people throughout human history have sought to adorn, enhance, and alter their bodies. “From culture to