Health, Water, and Shelter: Using the Built Environment for Social Change

Harvard's WinterSession Program, 2016

 

Health, Water, and Shelter: Using the Built Environment for Social Change

How can we address refugee crises?
How does our environment affect our physical and mental health?
How can we protect our cities against the rising tides?

 

MIIM Designs FDR Foundation

Join Adams House and the FDR Foundation on Jan. 21-23

 The space and structures around us shape how we interact with the world, influencing our health, wellness, capacity to innovate, and ability to call a place home. Join the Adams House Global Citizenship team and the FDR Foundation for three half-day sessions of exploring how the built environment affects key global issues. This WinterSession program will focus primarily on discussion, innovation, and design. Students will learn skills that will enable them to enact the change they want to see in spaces around the globe. We will address the ways in which global citizens can interact with and modify the built environment in response to climate change, population displacement, and health-related social injustice. Skills-based training sessions will include public narratives, design thinking, and problem solving.

Sign up at http://goo.gl/forms/08sGRBMscm

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Remembering This Day in September

Remembering This Day in September

Today, the world marks another anniversary of the horrific events of September 11th. This tragedy pushed the Muslim American community to the forefront, forcing them to discover who they are, as a collective. This grueling process of defining identity can be traced through architectural designs where various attributes have been explored. From the relatively unknown Islamic inspired architecture of the World Trade Center, to the Islamic Center in Manhattan, we start to see not only a pattern of expression, but also a community coming into its own.  

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