What role do you see for community groups and non-profits like ours?
There are several things that groups like yours can do:
+Accountability Partners – Hold the powers that be accountable for doing what they can to make the situation better.
+Innovation Partners – Share good ideas with us. While we are always looking for progress, we may not catch everything.
+Passionate Stakeholders – Care about what happens in the community and how and where people live. Serve as the voice of advocacy when things aren’t as they should be.
Although the schedule of a graduate assistant is quite busy we were able to have a sit down with Sandra Mustieles. She shared her experience learning on site while participating in the Buildgreen program.
- An Interview with Sandra Mustieles - Budding Architect & Graduate Assistant
Designer Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of WikiHouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.
Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from all over the world—including scientists, designers, architects, activists, artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students—to submit their innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.