Bogotá Chapter: lessons in humanitarian design

(Architecture for Humanity) Ricardo Daza is beyond dedicated to the Bogotá Chapter he himself launched in 2009 with two of his non-architect friends. In four years the Chapter has helped hundreds of people over a dozen projects – all conducted in their own time after work, with the help of other volunteers and interns. It…

3.11 Two Years Later: The Info-map-ic

(Students Rebuild) In February 2013, I flew to Tohoku, Japan, site of the devastating 3.11 earthquake and tsunami, on behalf of Students Rebuild to track the progress on reconstruction in the region, and the impact of the Paper Cranes for Japan Challenge that funneled support and 100,000 cranes to the region as a symbol of…