Friday, March 11, 2011

Architecture for Humanity at SXSW 2011

2010 TSA President Heather McKinney, FAIA, with Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair during the TSA Convention in San Antonio, October 2010. Architecture for Humanity is a volunteer nonprofit organization set up to promote architecture and design to seek solutions to global social and humanitarian crisis.
Cameron Sinclair speaks to a standing-room only crowd in San Antonio.

Last October during TSA's convention in San Antonio, Cameron Sinclair of the nonprofit design services firm Architecture for Humanity, spoke about his organization's efforts throughout the world to build a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. With today's somber news of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, Architecture for Humanity's mission has been underscored. Below is a message posted by Sinclair on his organization's Web site.

"A massive 8.9 quake has struck off the coast of Japan. The effects could be felt as far away as Beijing and a tsunami with 33ft waves has devastated the Japanese coastline. 4M people are without power and over 1000 people are feared dead.

The chapter members from Osaka and Kyoto are keeping us updated on this current disaster. Please follow us on twitter at @archforhumanity or Osaka chapter organizer Kana Kondo at @koncham

Our thoughts are with those in the region right now and we will announce on Monday what action we will be taking."

Architecture for Humanity is participating in Austin's annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals beginning today through March 20, 2011. 

Architecture for Humanity on Frontline/The World 2008

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