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Can the Venice Biennale

be socially

responsible?

The Curry Stone foundation is pleased to announce that six of our past winners will be presenting at this year’s Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy, beginning May 28th. This is an exciting moment for us, our winners and for all socially-minded designers. This year’s Biennale, curated by 2010 Curry Stone Design Prize winner Alejandro Aravena, is entitled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT and seeks to highlight the work of designers who are confronting issues of segregation, inequality, access to sanitation, forced...

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The CSDP team is recently returned from Mumbai, India, where it was our great honor to award the Vision Award to Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC).  Please check out our previous post on SPARC’s great work.  While there, we had the pleasure of convening a forum on slum urbanism, drawing together many of the world’s experts on architecture and community planning.  The event was generously hosted by the J.J. School of Architecture and Rahul Mehrotra and...

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The Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC) has been awarded Curry Stone’s 2016 Vision Award for their dedicated work in improving the lives of slum-dwellers across India.  Founded by Sheela Patel, SPARC has worked at both the physical and policy levels, making change with dedication, numbers and force of will. We have greatly enjoyed getting to know SPARC and their work over the last few years, and know that you will too. Click here to read a full...

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The Curry Stone Design Prize was invited to announce our 2015 Prize Winner, Rural Urban Framework at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial Press Preview event.   As part of the launch activities for this first Architectural Biennial in the United States, we lead a panel discussion entitled: Designing Coexistence: Architecture’s Response to Global Crises. Emiliano Gandolfi, Director of the Curry Stone Design Prize and co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, and Jonathan Solomon, Director of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects, School of the Art...

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Rural Urban Framework (RUF) will be announced at the Chicago Architecture Biennial tomorrow as the 2015 Curry Stone Design Prize winner. Emiliano Gandolfi, Prize Director, will announce the winner after a discussion called “Designing Coexistence” as part of the press preview program of the Biennial. See the event details at the Chicago Biennial.    

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January 22, 2015 Statement: From Board of Directors, Architecture for Humanity It is with great regret that we announce that Architecture for Humanity, LLC will be filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The Board expects that the bankruptcy will be filed within the next two weeks. This decision was made after serious consideration and review of all options. All staff was laid off as of January 1, 2015 and the physical office in San Francisco has been closed.  As of January 1, 2015,...

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The Curry Stone Foundation is saddened to learn the news of Architecture for Humanity’s closure. We are proud to have supported such important work. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to participate, making a contribution to social impact design.  The non-profit facilitated good design solutions for many and positively impacted millions of lives. In fact, Architecture for Humanity inspired us to found the Curry Stone Design Prize in 2008 and to give further recognition to designers who use...

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