Ground Rules in Humanitarian Design
The integration of culture, art, architecture, economy, ecology, health and education, are absolute necessities for design and architecture. Using the recent earthquake in Haiti as a point of departure, this publication will integrate research and documentation of the cultural history, social and political confluence, and ecological tensions that are systemic in regions where disaster, poverty, and crisis prevail. Ground Rules, will be a springboard for future generations to create more responsive and strategic opportunities for land remediation, civic constitution, and social economy. This publication will be an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations faced with building after disaster and engaged in the search for the sustainable inclusion of cultural code and compassion as a technology for design innovation. The contents of the publication will combine rich graphic documentation of projects, maps, data, developing currently in Haiti, Asia, and in Africa. All representation and text will be facilitating visual communication of resources and integration of holistic strategies to infrastructure, and will integrate several global and local perspectives on issues of humanitarian design and cultural code.