Designers called on to help Haiti

Designers are being called upon by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design to liaise with relief organisations and assess how design can help with rehabilitation projects in earthquake-stricken Haiti. 

In support of United Nations reconstruction plans, designers ‘from all disciplines’, academics, design students and developmental workers are being invited to join a dialogue, initially through a ‘Uniting Designers in Disaster’ Facebook page.

ICSID president Mark Breitenberg says that the organisation is well positioned to enact change. He says, ‘ICSID is poised with the strategic understanding of the processes required by non-governmental organisations to develop and implement result-driven initiatives.’

The aim is to ‘engage designers to exchange information about initiatives and opportunities where they may contribute their design and problem-solving skills’, Breitenberg adds.

This, he hopes, will help Haiti reach ‘long-term stabilisation and reconstruction objectives’. 

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  • Marina Chan November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    in regards to the uniting -designers- in- dis aster

    I think it is a very constructive idea, as I had for more than 10 year as a carer to severe ill patient so I would like to give some time to help out in this Haiti crisis.

  • Denis-Wimbledon November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Anything more to say?
    No, I thought not.

  • Denis Curley November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Anything more to add anyone?
    No. I thought not.

  • Sid the Cynic November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    “I propose we hit it hard, and we hit it fast, with a major, and I mean major, leaflet campaign.”

  • Noonanio November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Surely an E-Campaign would be quicker and effective, with a link so that people can donate. Start here at the British Red Cross and donate whatever you can afford:

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