Sarah McLachlan’s video for “World on Fire” was done for a budget of $15 instead of the usual $150,000. The video shows how the money used to produce the video could instead be used to help people in third world countries.
This video from CNN’s “Heroes” series shows N. Krishnan, who is working to feed and house the homeless in a small town in India.
Upward Bound House: This 18 unit complex was once the site of a rundown motel with transient tenants. It got a complete make over by an all-star cast of LA interior designers. There was no budget, the designers were volunteering their time and creativity, and lots of donations were incorportated in the make over. Sustainable features were also utilized such as low flow toilets, doors made from 70% recycled content, and energy efficient windows.
Thanks to Travis Miller !!
This video at cnn.com shows how Georgia Tech has created a “Tongue Drive System” for power wheelchairs. This system could be potentially beneficial to quadriplegics, because the nerves that control the tongue are connected directly to the brain.
The New York City cyclists made a video of themselves re-painting the bike lanes.
The video also contains a manifesto about providing safety for cyclists on the Williamsburg bridge.
Thanks to Justin Coffman.
Architects and designers are exploring humanitarian design for people who are homeless after a natural disaster or any other emergency. These projects by Winfried Baumann cater to instant housing for both urban nomads and the homeless.
Thanks to Taf Bwititi.