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10 April 2019

Design Like You Give A Damn

RMIT’s Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD) hosted a fantastic public lecture featuring three leaders in the humanitarian architecture and built environment sector.

The inspiring speakers shared their stories and experiences of working at the nexus of shelter, infrastructure design, social change and environmental sustainability.

Jeremy McLeod and Bonnie Herring of Breathe Architecture spoke about how the Nightingale Project is leading the way in addressing the urban housing crisis, by creating environmentally sustainable, affordable and healthy homes.

Sandra D’Urzo from Shelter and Settlements at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies spoke about her work in planning, designing and providing shelter for people globally who are impacted by climate change, disasters and conflict.

Finn Pedersen of Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects spoke of his extensive work with indigenous communities, from building infrastructure in the remote Kimberley region to urban place making in Perth.

Thank you to the wonderful speakers for sharing their experiences and to MoDDD for hosting these important talks!