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“How Venezuela’s Espacios de Paz Project is Transforming Community Spaces”

ArchDaily recently featured a photoblog of “Espacios de Paz” (Spaces for Peace) project in Venezuela. Organized by local Venezuelan firm PICO Estudio, the six-week workshop involved architecture collectives turning “zones of danger” into “zones of peace” through participatory design. Completed in August, the installations intend to teach community members on how to work independently to(…)


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Still time to make tax-deductible donations

Today and tomorrow are the last two days of 2011, and thereby the last two days to make 100% tax-deductible donations to nonprofit organizations. Ten high-achieving, high-impact nonprofits are profiled in our special “Give the Gift of Design” piece, co-published with Design Observer, while several more have been profiled here at PublicInterestDesign.org in recent days.(…)


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Archinect: “Top 10 Design Milestones of 2011″

The following is the introduction to a piece written by John Cary for Archinect, published earlier today. It is titled and thus profiles the “Top 10 Design Milestones of 2011–for the public good.” ‘Tis the season for gift guides, year-end donation appeals, and lots and lots of lists. Among others, we saw a few standout(…)


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Archinect: "Top 10 Design Milestones of 2011"

The following is the introduction to a piece written by John Cary for Archinect, published earlier today. It is titled and thus profiles the “Top 10 Design Milestones of 2011–for the public good.” ‘Tis the season for gift guides, year-end donation appeals, and lots and lots of lists. Among others, we saw a few standout(…)


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Public space for the public–or 99% of it

Bryan Bell, executive director of nonprofit Design Corps, offered his take on the Occupy Wall Street and ongoing evictions of #OWS encampments with an open letter, published by Archinect.com. In it, Bell endorses the notion that “the 99% should have representative voice in the decisions made for this country,” explaining, “I feel aligned with their(…)


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Jobs: bcWORKSHOP is Hiring

The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP (bcWORKSHOP), a “nonprofit architecture and community design/build resource” based in Dallas, has announced a search for three positions–Assistant Director, Project Leader, and Community Design Fellow. The latter two, both design and planning positions focused on the Lower Rio Grande Valley, will be based in Brownsville, Texas, a roughly nine-hour drive south of Dallas.(…)


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