Two Chances to Vote for Humanitarian Design- Architecture for Humanity and Project H Design
If you’re reading this post, you’ve got an internet connection, and if you’ve got an internet connection, here are two chances to vote for design for the greater good with just a few clicks of your mouse. There are two contests happening right now which would provide some much-needed funding to design organizations: Architecture for Humanity (with Lulan Artisans) and Project H Design. So please cast your votes to support socially-responsible design:
1) Architecture for Humanity and Lulan Artisans: American Express Members project
Lulan Artisans, makers of the gorgeous textiles I’ve written about before, is a locally run social venture that creates an alliance of textile designers and gifted artisans in Southeast Asia to produce luxurious handwoven fabrics. In partnership with Architecture for Humanity, they’re campaigning to end human trafficking through sustainable livelihoods and great design (image above). Read more about the project on the Open Architecture Network, and VOTE HERE >>> (American Express members only).
2) Project H Design: Design For Education project- Ideablob
Full disclosure: Project H is the design nonprofit I founded last year to support humanitarian work in product design. Our latest project, Design For Education (image below), is a collaboration between designers and social entrepreneurs to produce math toys for the Kutamba School for AIDS orphans in Uganda with a sister product for the U.S. We’re in the final eight to win $10,000 from Ideablob, which awards $10,000 monthly to one great idea. We need all the votes we can get by September 30. Please VOTE HERE>>>
ROCK THE VOTE!!