Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver silent auction to benefit Architecture for Humanity

15 March 2010
Vancouver (Canada) - Participants at Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver are all invited to take part in a silent auction and support Architecture for Humanity, a global network of building professionals bringing design, construction and development services to communities in need.
Vancouver (Canada) - Icograda and the GDC invite participants in Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver to contribute to a silent auction in support of Architecture for Humanity, a global network of building professionals bringing design, construction and development services to communities in need. Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity co-founder, will be a featured presenter on 28 April.

"Cameron has been generous in donating his time to join us in Vancouver," says Russell Kennedy, Icograda President. "Architecture for Humanity embodies Icograda's credo of 'leading creatively' and using design as a medium for progressive change. As a community of designers, we wanted to create an opportunity for everyone participating in Design Currency 2010 to support their commitment to 'build back better' following the devastating earthquake in Haiti."

How to participate

  1. Select something from your design 'closet' to contribute to the auction - it can be a book, a poster, a portfolio piece of your choosing.
  2. Give your fellow Design Currency participants a 'sneak preview.' Post what you plan to bring below.
  3. Bring your contribution with you to Vancouver. Items will be collected at the Icograda confernce office at the Vancouver Convention Centre beginning 27 April.
  4. Bidding will open at the Welcome Reception on 27 April and continue through 29 April.
Winning bids will be announced at the conference wrap up on 29 April.
All funds raised will go to Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction work in Haiti. Icograda will make a contribution to the initiative in the name of the more than 20 international speakers who will be participating in Design Currency 2010.

About Cameron Sinclair

Cameron co-founded Architecture for Humanity in 1999 with Kate Stohr, and together they have since compiled the first ever compendium on socially conscious design titled "Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises".

About Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. It is building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 40 000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.

To participate, visit www.designweekvancouver.ca



About Design Currency 2010

Hosted in one of Canada's most innovative cities, Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010 will include a two-day International Conference, a Design Keynote, a Design Trade Fair and the 2010 Graphex 2010 Awards. Join fellow designers, business leaders and government in reshaping our understanding of the value of design.