25 January 2013

Mick Scott Delivers a Keynote Address at Design Like you Give A Damn: LIVE!

Brookes PhD Student Mick Scott
Mick Scott

Ph.D. student Mick Scott has delivered a keynote opening address at Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! in San Francisco - the pre-eminent design event for global social impact design, organised by Architecture for Humanity (AfH).

Mick, who is a double winner of the biannual Open Architecture Challenge organised by AfH, presented both his project for a 40 year erosion of the Cupar Way 'Peace Wall' in Belfast and a design for a new research centre for CENDEP's Building Sumud Project (BSP) in Hebron, Palestine.

The BSP proposal is based on reclaiming military space through civic action and the creation of a research/events space in the occupied Old City of Hebron. Mick also spoke about how the design process and design agenda has evolved to engage with the challenging context of Hebron in the Occupied Palestinian Territories since winning the 2012 Open Architecture Challenge.

DLYGADL: LIVE! gives design experts, enthusiasts, activists, and industry leaders across disciplines the opportunity to come together to address the challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design and community development. Panel topics addressed cutting-edge topics and small-group workshops allowed participants to gain hands-on knowledge from expert panellists.

Mick's Ph.D. supervisors are Dr.Brigitte Piquard and Dr.Marcel Vellinga.

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