Waging a War; Place-makers on the Frontline

“Gender equality is the goal that will help abolish poverty, that will create more equal economies, fairer societies, and happier men, women, and children.” Graça Machel (2015) As a former freedom fighter, prominent educator, and philanthropist, Machel was the only woman in modern times to serve as the first lady of two nations – Mozambique Read the full article…

Managing waste through design

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While the percentage of people residing in cities and towns is continually rising, with an estimated 80 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas in the years to come, the dilemma of urban waste persists and is not being addressed (Rynska, et al., 2016, pp.199). Concurrently, increased standards of living imply increased rates Read the full article…

Reflections on Practice: Community-Led Design

In recent years, it has become apparent that creating a cohesive community is essential for sustainable development. As a result of the housing industry needing to address a national housing shortage and financial uncertainty, we have seen a rise in uneven development, poor quality public space, and less civic participation. Many theorists and designers argue Read the full article…