Beyond Architecture for Humanity

academic musings, randomness, travel logs for inspiration

Casting an architectural lens on disaster reconstruction

This paper which was recently published in an international publication: Disaster Prevention and Management, provides an introduction to the key findings of my PhD research on the role of architects … Continue reading

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[Event] Learning from Urban Disasters: Rethinking the Role of Architects in the 21st century

It’s official! The details have been posted, and the Berkeleyans have been notified. Where will you be when “the big one” strikes? Alex will base her talk on her doctoral … Continue reading

2014/04/12 · Leave a comment

From Architecture + Women to OWA

I first met Wendy at a conference three years ago while presenting my preliminary research findings at UC Berkeley. There was something remarkable about the brief interaction we had that day, and … Continue reading

2014/02/22 · Leave a comment

Design Ethics in Disasters

A long time friend and colleague, Tim Culvahouse, is the Chief Editor of ArcCA, a quarterly journal of AIA California. After I had talked to him about the latest findings … Continue reading

2012/10/23 · Leave a comment

The humanitarian architect

We hosted Architecture for Humanity CEO Cameron Sinclair in 2011 as the International Architect in Residence at The University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning. The school hosted Cameron … Continue reading

2011/10/11 · Leave a comment

Making Research More Accessible

How many people today would volunteer to sit down and read a 100,000 word dissertation about something they know completely nothing about? One of the objectives for beyond architecture for humanity … Continue reading

2010/11/24 · Leave a comment

Redefining Architecture for Humanity: A Bite-sized Introduction

In the post-disaster context, if emergency relief operators belong to the ‘giving a man a fish’ school of thought, and planners and policy makers follow a ‘teaching a man to … Continue reading

2010/11/23 · 1 Comment

Ethics Approval!

Best news so far!!! I guess it means this is for real… Re: Application for Ethics Approval (Our Ref. XXXX /XXXX) The Committee met on 20-October-2010 and considered the application for … Continue reading

2010/10/20 · Leave a comment

And then…

It’s time for me to hit the hibernation button on this blog to digest everything that’s happened on my journey so far, but more importantly to start working on the … Continue reading

2010/07/29 · Leave a comment

A country of a thousand faces…

It’s day 21 in India, and with just 3 more days of sojourn left in Ahmedabad before embarking on another long 36-hour journey back to Auckland, I thought I’d be … Continue reading

2010/07/21 · 1 Comment

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