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After an eleven years, poet Naomi Shihab Nye returns to Ashland on Monday, February 13, 7:30 PM, to speak at Ashland High School’s Mountain Avenue Theatre. Sponsored by Chautauqua Poets & Writers, Nye also will give workshops to Rogue Valley teachers and high school and college students. She will be interviewed by Geoffrey Riley on JPR’s Jefferson Daily. Naomi Shihab Nye has spent 40 years traveling the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. Nye was...

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The Curry Stone Design Prize, in celebration of it’s 10th Anniversary, is acknowledging a group of 100 of the most influential socially engaged design practices as this year’s winners.  A group we’re calling the Social Design Circle. Each practice named to the Social Design Circle has helped define the Social Design movement over the last decade through the impact of their work. The Prize will name 100 practices over the next twelve months as part of the Circle. Each will...

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The Curry Stone Foundation congratulates six past Curry Stone Design Prize winners who will be participating in the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, opening on May 28th. “REPORTING FROM THE FRONT,” curated by Alejandro Aravena (2010 Curry Stone Design Prize winner), seeks to highlight the work of designers who are confronting issues of segregation, inequality, access to sanitation, forced migration, natural disaster and a host of other social ills. “Having a Curry Stone Design Prize winner curate this year’s...

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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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The Curry Stone Foundation has named Studios Kabako (Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo) as the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize Winner. The award was presented to Studios Kabako on October 18th at the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS) Theatre in Brussels, Belgium. The Congolese performance and theater studio, founded by Faustin Linyekula in 2001, was created to address social memory, fear, and hope in the aftermath of civil war. Through its cultural programs and urban interventions, the studio aims to create a network for...

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CONGOLESE DANCE COMPANY RECOGNIZED FOR USING CULTURE AS A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT IN POST-­CONFLICT REGIONS Brussels, Belgium (October 18th, 2014) — The Curry Stone Foundation has named Studios Kabako (Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo) as the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize Winner. The Congolese performance and theater studio, founded by Faustin Linyekula in 2001, was created to address social memory, fear, and hope in the aftermath of civil war. Through its cultural programs and urban interventions, the studio aims...

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The Curry Stone Foundation, in partnership with the KVS -­ Royal Flemish Theater of Brussels, Belgium, will be holding an awards ceremony followed by a public conversation between the 2014 Curry Stone Design Prize Winner, acclaimed theater director Peter Sellars and Emiliano Gandolfi, Curry Stone Design Prize Director.

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On November 7th, the Curry Stone Design Prize will honor design of global significance making critical local impact. The four 2013 winners will take part in a ceremony that features a short documentary about each firm’s extraordinary body of work. Click HERE to join the Curry Stone Design Prize ceremony live streamed from San Francisco, November 7th, 7:30 – 9pm PST. Tweet about the event using #2013CSDP.

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JOIN US THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2012 AT THE PIPER AUDITORIUM, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN. The Curry Stone Foundation will shortly announce the winners of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. In a departure from previous years, and in honor of the fifth Anniversary of the Prize, five winners will share the award equally, each recognized with $25,000 for their work as social design pioneers. An awards ceremony will take place on November 15, 2012, at Harvard Graduate School of...

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2012 Curry Stone Design Prize Names 5 Winners for Year 5 Design for Civic Engagement, Energy4free Lighting, Building for Health, Revitalizing Identity Through Architecture, and Art for Community Empowerment PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DAYLONG FORUM TO BE HELD AT HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NOVEMBER 15 & 16, 2012 Bend, OR (October 23, 2012) — The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize. In a departure from previous years, and in honor of...

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The 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize has partnered with DOMUS Magazine to further raise awareness of the work of the winners. The Prize will participate in a special event hosted by Domus at the Venice Architecture Biennale on August 28, 2012. The magazine will feature Curry Stone Design Prize video documentaries on its iPad app, which will be announced in Venice, and on the Domus website throughout 2012.

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In January the Curry Stone Foundation and Advisors met, reviewed 400 nominations, and selected 25 for dossier development and jury presentation. The jury will convene in New York City on June 15th to recommend a Grand Prize and two additional prize winners. Winners will be announced at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on November15th. This Curry Stone Design Festival will commence with an award ceremony and continue the following day with seminars led by the 2012 Curry Stone Design Prize...

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The Curry Stone Design Prize celebrated its three 2011 winners with a two-day festival atHarvard’s Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Mass., the first week in November. An awards ceremony honored Hsieh Ying-Chun for post-disaster architecture, as well as Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée for collective urban architecture, and FrontlineSMS for open source mobile software. The winners are from Taiwan, Paris, and London. The $100,000 Grand Prize went to Hsieh, and $10,000 was awarded to Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou of Atelier d’Architecture...

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Bend, OR (October 4, 2011)—The 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners were announced today with an official presentation ceremony to follow on November 7th at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Hsieh Ying-Chun is the Grand Prize Winner; he will receive $100,000 from the foundation with no strings attached. Hsieh is a leading Taiwanese architect who for over a decade has deployed his talents in rural areas decimated by natural disaster. Hsieh works throughout Asia, training villagers to build locally...

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Bend, OR (October 4, 2011)—The 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize Winners were announced today with an official presentation ceremony to follow on November 7th at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Hsieh Ying-Chun is the Grand Prize Winner; he will receive $100,000 from the foundation with no strings attached. Hsieh is a leading Taiwanese architect who for over a decade has deployed his talents in rural areas decimated by natural disaster. Hsieh works throughout Asia, training villagers to build locally...

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NEW YORK, NY (April 25, 2011) The Curry Stone Design Prize panel of advisors selected the 2011 jury, that will convene Friday, June 17, 2011 in New York. The jury will be composed of Clifford Curry, co-founder of the Prize, Alejandro Echeverri, Medellin’s former director of urban projects and a CSDP winner, Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Cynthia Smith, Curator of Socially Responsible Design at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

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