WBEZ | Architecture for Humanity http://www.wbez.org/tags/architecture-humanity Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Local architects work on pro-bono projects in Chicago and around the world http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-12/global-activism-local-architects-work-pro-bono-projects-chicago-and-arou <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-12/AFHC_Tanzani03.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On this week's <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em>, <em>Worldview</em> talks to two women who lead the <a href="http://www.afh-chicago.org" target="_blank">Chicago chapter</a> of <a href="http://www.architectureforhumanity.org" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>. Katherine Darnstadt is co-founder of the chapter and Laura Bowe is its current co-director.</p><p>The organization's slogan is “design like you give a damn,” and they do just that. Uniting architects, designers, engineers, community leaders, and construction workers, Architecture for Humanity provides pro-bono design services to communities in need. In the past, the Chicago chapter has worked here at home, in Des Plaines and Chicago, and around the globe, in Aruja, Brazil and <span class="locality">Nyegina,</span> Tanzania.</p><p>Katherine and Laura tell <em>Worldview</em> what their chapter is up to, and how design is becoming a crucial tool in uplifting communities.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear more stories of people making a difference, check out the </em>Global Activism<em> <a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">page</a>, where you can also suggest a person or organization for the series. Or, email your suggestions to <a href="mailto:worldview@wbez.org">worldview@wbez.org</a> and put “Global Activism” in the subject line. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the <a href="wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">podcast</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-12/global-activism-local-architects-work-pro-bono-projects-chicago-and-arou Global Activism: Chicago area architects offer their skills on projects around the globe http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-02/global-activism-chicago-area-architects-offer-their-skills-projects-arou <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-June/2011-06-02/AFHC_FreshMoves01.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on <span style="font-style: italic;"> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></span>, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Katherine Darnstadt is the co-founder of the <a href="http://www.afh-chicago.org/" target="_blank">Chicago chapter of Architecture for Humanity</a>. The charitable organization brings architects, designers, engineers and people in construction together to help provide architectural solutions to communities in need.&nbsp; The Chicago chapter works on both local and international projects. Current projects range from building a mobile fresh fruit and produce store in Chicago to reconstruction of an earthquake-ravaged school in Haiti.</p></p> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-02/global-activism-chicago-area-architects-offer-their-skills-projects-arou