Robert Leslie digital chromogenic print, limited edition of 6See original listing
Jun 29, 2012 16:59:15 PDT
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings professional design services to communities in need. Current projects include Post-Katrina housing, youth centers in Southern Africa, sports for change facilities in Haiti and Brazil, orphanages in India and upgrading classrooms in the US.
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ARCHITECTUE FOR HUMANITY IS A NONPROFIT DESIGN SERVICES FIRM FOUNDED IN 1999 BY KATE STOHR AND CAMERON SINCLAIR. WE LEND TIME AND EXPERTISE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS TO HELP THOSE WHO OTHERWISE CANNOT AFFORD THESE SERVICES. EACH YEAR 25,000 PEOPLE DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM STRUCTURES DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY AND TO DATE THE ORGANIZATION HAS BUILT COMMUNITY CENTERS, SCHOOLS, AND HOUSING FOR COMMUNITIES IN 22 COUNTRIES INCLUDING EXTENSIVE REBUILDING IN JAPAN AND HAITI.
THE I LOVE ARCHITECUTRE ART+ARCHITECTURE AUCTION, OUR SPRING FUNDRAISING EFFORT, ORIGINATED AS AN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TO GARNER SUPPORT AND BOOST MORALE IN WHAT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME FOR THE ARCHITECTURE INDUSTRY. WE RECEIVED ORIGINAL HAND SKETCHES AND OTHER WORKS FROM OVER 50 HIGHLY RESPECTED AND PROLIFIC ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS, AND DESIGNERS WHO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS CAMPAIGN AND OUR WORK IN GENERAL. THESE ARE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.
About Robert Leslie
On the day Obama entered the White House, Robert Leslie embarked on an 8000-kilometre journey from Miami to Los Angeles through the Sun Belt in the Southwestern United States, revisiting the same locations in late 2011. With the manufacturing region of the Midwest and Northeast, known as the Rust Belt, fading in importance, the American South had long been looked to as the future of the US economy: The population was growing and agriculture, the military, and home construction were all booming. Setting out in 2009, at the height of the economic meltdown, Leslie discovered a region ravaged by social and financial mismanagement, and manmade and natural environmental chaos. The Sun Belt had lost its lustre and appeared to be in decline. The artist constructs a narrative thread using photographs, moving images, and audio to offer insights into the people he met, how his own solitary experience shaped the pictures he took, and a visceral sense of the displacement and despair so characteristic of the country’s mood at the time.
Architecture for Humanity lends time and expertise to help those who cannot otherwise afford these services. Each year 25,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity, and to date the organization has built community centers, schools and housing for communities in 22 countries, including rebuilding in Japan and Haiti. Many of our projects can be viewed in detail on our partner site at Open Architecture Network.
From conception to completion, we manage all aspects of the design and construction process with the expertise of our Design Fellows, young and emerging architects who join us to give their full time to one or more of our projects. Our clients include community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations. architectureforhumanity.org
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