[2nd] year update: MAKESHIFT SHELTER

January 25, 2010 § 1 Comment

sketch by Edgar Cabrera

Where: Lobby of Gatewood Studio Arts Building 

When: Friday January 29, 2010 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm (installation begins at 9:00am)

In the wake of the devastating earthquake that recently hit Haiti, we cannot help but think how fortunate we are to have shelter that offers protection from outside elements and, equally important,  affords us with a sense of security.

In an effort to bring more awareness to the responsibility that designers have in providing shelter to all, the first project undertaken in the second year afternoon studio has challenged teams of students to design a “Makeshift Shelter” constructed using only found objects.

We invite you to join us on Friday to participate in the presentation of these shelters. As a participant you will be able to talk with the student designers, walk though the shelter community, and experience the interiors of these shelters that all accommodate different activities. We invite you to not only interact with the final creations but encourage you to observe the installation process that will begin at 9:00am on Friday in the Lobby of the Gatewood Studio Arts Building.

In order to help with the relief effort for Haiti, we will be working with IIDA to collect donations for the American Red Cross during both the installation and presentation event on Friday. We hope you are able to participate in this event. This event is open to all, so please feel free to share this event with others in the Greensboro Community.

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