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Designing with the majority, proyecto ejemplar para Cátedra Haití

Jason Morris, professor de diseño industrial en Western Washington University, explora el proceso de diseño en un ambiente cultural, social y económicamente diferente a lo que estaba acostumbrado e incluye al usuario, los habitantes de Uganda, en el proceso para co-crear una solución más adecuada a sus necesidades de transportación.

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Continue Reading abril 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm Deja un comentario

Diferencia entre Chile y Haití

Chile was ready for quake, Haiti wasn’t

Sinclair said he has architect colleagues in Chile who have built thousands of low-income housing structures to be earthquake resistant.

In Haiti, by contrast, there is no building code.

Patrick Midy, a leading Haitian architect, said he knew of only three earthquake-resistant buildings in theWestern Hemisphere’s poorest country. (…)

On Port-au-Prince’s streets Saturday, many people had not heard of Chile’s quake. More than half a million are homeless, most still lack electricity and are preoccupied about trying to get enough to eat.

febrero 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm 2 comentarios

Mega-growth in a seismic world

Fuente: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2010/02/23/GR2010022301120.html?sid=ST2010022204582

In 1950, the world was home to seven metropolitan areas with a population of 5 million people. Today there are more than 50. The potential of a significant earthquake occurring near or in a megacity is seen as inevitable as urban populations continue to rise.

febrero 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm Deja un comentario


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