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AFH Chapter Network presentation for Structures For Inclusion 15

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On April 11, 2015, the Chapter Network of pro bono designers, architects, and allies presented a range of work from participating groups around the world - Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago, London, San Francisco, and Portland - highlighting the possibilities of volunteers leveraging their skills and talents to serve their neighbors and strengthen communities.

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AFH Chapter Network presentation for Structures For Inclusion 15

  1. 1. Chapter Network AFH
  2. 2. LATAM US CENTRAL Bogota Guadalajara Monterrey Mexico City Santiago US EASTUS WEST US SOUTH EUROPE/ AFRICA ASIA/ Oceania CANADA Chicago Denver Minneapolis Santa Fe Milwaukee Indianapolis Sioux Falls Cincinnati Lexington Louisville Boston Detroit New Haven New York Providence Washington DC Baltimore Philadelphia Newark Los angeles Portland Seattle San Diego San San Francisco Phoenix Las Vegas Santa Barbara Hawaii Atlanta Dallas Houston Montgomery New Orleans Austin Miami Greenville Spartanburg Raleigh Abuja Athens Genova Lisbon London Auckland Dhaka Manila Tokyo Karachi Sydney Melbourne Canberra Toronto Vancouver Calgary WHERE WE ARE
  3. 3. LEADERSHIP: WHO WE ARE
  4. 4. “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point it to bring them the real facts.” - Abraham Lincoln
  5. 5. Fostered design leaders Tested processes and assumptions Created a safe space to challenge the status quo Built work and designed with our local communities FOR 10 YEARS THE NETWORK HAS...
  6. 6. Operated on a shoestring budget Acted autonomously Grown without aggressive outreach or resources Developed many methods of operation, project FOR 10 YEARS THE CHAPTERS HAVE... delivery, and community organizing techniques
  7. 7. United by our shared vision, fueled by the solidarity for our mission, this network supports our passionate efforts
  8. 8. - DETROIT: Local development & schematic design - CHICAGO: Community process & non-profit support - LONDON: Engagement & International Partnerships - NEW ORLEANS: Built work, filling a gap in service - SAN FRANCISCO/PORTLAND: Network collaboration SELECTED CURRENT WORK
  9. 9. DETROIT BRIGHTMOOR ARTISAN COLLABORATIVE: COMMERCIAL KITCHEN AFH Detroit
  10. 10. WELCOME TO DETROIT Paul Sancya 2013 AP File Photo AFH Detroit
  11. 11. DETROIT IS HUGE AFH Detroit
  12. 12. WE LIVE IN DETROIT AFH Detroit
  13. 13. THANKS TO GARRETT AFH Detroit
  14. 14. WE HAD A MEETING AFH Detroit
  15. 15. Starting Small … 2012 Winship Community Clean-ups PARK(ing) Day / Detroit Design Festival AFH Detroit
  16. 16. - Build Handrail / Home Improvement Program - Renovate Porch / Home Improvement Program - Draw ADA Ramp / Home Improvement Program - Detroit-o-Polis / Detroit Design Festival Growing up … 2013 AFH Detroit
  17. 17. Maturing… 2015 Mount Elliott Makerspace Brightmoor Artisans Cooperative AFH Detroit
  18. 18. - Church Community - Civic Engagement / City of Detroit - Professional Network / Detroit Design Festival - Non-profit Events / Detroit Soup PROJECT PROCUREMENT AFH Detroit
  19. 19. BRIGHTMOOR ARTISANS CO-OP AFH Detroit
  20. 20. Brightmoor Artisans Co-op Facility: - Training Program - Prep & Pack ( Multi-Purpose ) - Distribution ( Retail / Cafe ) IDENTIFYING THE NEED AFH Detroit
  21. 21. EXISTING BUILDING AFH Detroit
  22. 22. PROCESS ENGAGEMENT AFH-Detroit meeting BAC Team BAC Program assessment AFH Detroit
  23. 23. SCHEMATIC SKETCHES AFH Detroit
  24. 24. SCHEMATIC PLAN AFH Detroit
  25. 25. SCHEMATIC DESIGN Before Training AFH Detroit
  26. 26. SCHEMATIC DESIGN Before Kitchen AFH Detroit
  27. 27. SCHEMATIC DESIGN Before Retail / Cafe AFH Detroit
  28. 28. PROPOSED DESIGN Outside Building/Site Rendering AFH Detroit
  29. 29. ART ON SEDGWICK AFH Chicago
  30. 30. IDENTIFYING THE NEED To develop a non-profit community art center for the children and adults of Chicago’s near north side AFH Chicago
  31. 31. IDENTIFYING THE NEED AFH Chicago
  32. 32. IDENTIFYING THE NEED “Art on Sedgewick will give kids and adults identity, reinforce the community across racial and socio- economic lines by making stuff rather than consuming stuff.” AFH Chicago
  33. 33. GUIDING THE PROCESS AFH Chicago
  34. 34. GUIDING THE PROCESS AFH Chicago
  35. 35. VISUALIZING OUTCOMES: BUILDING MOMENTUM AFH Chicago
  36. 36. VISUALIZING OUTCOMES: MEDIUM CONSENSUS AFH Chicago
  37. 37. OUTCOMES: NEW 501(C) FORMED AFH Chicago
  38. 38. ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AFH London
  39. 39. AFH London CROSSWAY GARDEN, ELEPHANT & CASTLE AFH London Context
  40. 40. ELEPHANT AND CASTLE NEED Green Space as Continuity through Interim Use AFH London
  41. 41. ELEPHANT AND CASTLE AFH London PROCESS Active Observation & Gathering AFH London
  42. 42. OUTCOMES 1: REVEALING PLACE Client Proposal AFH London
  43. 43. OUTCOMES 2: PROCESS DEVELOPMENT Red Puna Workshops, Jujuy, Argentina AFH London
  44. 44. COMMON GROUND NURSERY AFH New Orleans
  45. 45. PICKING UP THE BATON Put a picture here Put a picture here Existing foundation by others Previous design by French engineering students AFH New Orleans
  46. 46. REFINING THE DESIGN If you need a giant picture, use this template AFH New Orleans
  47. 47. SPLITTING UP WORK Put a picture here Final Plan Final Section AFH New Orleans
  48. 48. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING - Structural design outsourced to a friend. - The design used as many full-size members as possible to cut down on volunteer labor. AFH New Orleans
  49. 49. SPLITTING UP WORK AFH New Orleans
  50. 50. RENDERINGS If you need a giant picture, use this template AFH New Orleans
  51. 51. CONSTRUCTION & LESSONS LEARNED If you need a giant picture, use this template AFH New Orleans
  52. 52. CONSTRUCTION & LESSONS LEARNED If you need a giant picture, use this template AFH New Orleans
  53. 53. RESILIENCY PROGRAMS AFH SF AFH Portland
  54. 54. [UN]built + [UN]broken We see a resilient city. What do you see? If you need a giant picture, use this template AFH Headquarters • SF, CA • 2013 AFH SF
  55. 55. To bridge critical gaps that are intensified by disaster situations through a whole systems design approach + To inspire a view of potential disasters as harbingers of transformation EVENT MISSION AFH SF
  56. 56. VISION + VALUES - Catalyze cohesive movement - Empower people to meaningfully engage - Develop emergent solutions
  57. 57. RUN OF SHOW 6:30 - 7:30pm Panel Discussion 7:30 - 8:30pm Build Your ResilientVille 8:30 - 10:30pm Opening Reception for Art + Design Exhibit AFH SF
  58. 58. PANEL DISCUSSION - Lifeline networks - Built environment - Social networks - Ecological networks
  59. 59. BUILD YOUR RESILIENTVILLE Put a picture here Interactive design charette Paper-based collaboration + Digital platform AFH SF
  60. 60. ART EXHIBITION + DESIGNER SHOWCASE AFH SF
  61. 61. “ The more profound preparation for disaster must make a society more like that of disaster utopias in their brief flowering: more flexible and improvisational, more egalitarian and less hierarchical, with more room for meaningful roles and contributions from all members and with a sense of membership.” ~ Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell AFH SF
  62. 62. Put a picture here Community-based Master Planning Honolulu, Hawaii Education & Innovation Initiative Sierra Climate Adaptation & Mitigation Partnership OUTCOMES AFH SF
  63. 63. Put a picture here DIG Cooperative Design/Build + GC firm Decentralized water systems Locally-owned business Democratic decision-making Profit sharing AFH SF OUTCOMES
  64. 64. Put a picture here Put a picture here Living Waters exhibit SF Flower & Garden Show 2015 Bronze Award (Show) + Environmental Award (AHA) Closed loop, on-site water system Rainwater Catchment to Indoor Plumbing Greywater to Living Fountain + Garden Features AFH SF OUTCOMES
  65. 65. MADE RESILIENT IN PORTLAND AFH Portland
  66. 66. IDENTIFYING THE NEED - Neighborhood level ownership for resilience - Creating healthy, vibrant communities, today, that are capable of bouncing back tomorrow - Generating rich and diverse cross-sector partnerships in order to build a stronger civic infrastructure AFH Portland
  67. 67. Forging connections between citizen and city for an integrated network of strong, disaster-ready communities. “Made Resilient” MISSION AFH Portland
  68. 68. FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF RESILIENCE Source: Empowered Communities Program San Francisco http://empowersf.org/ecp/ AFH PortlandAFH Portland
  69. 69. “It is essential that cities work to enhance their capacity to meet the needs of their existing constituency and be able to participate in a spontaneous neighborhood wide effort to provide care and support to all residents.” AFH Portland
  70. 70. RUN OF SHOW 5:00-7:00pm Design Charrette and Public Art Auction AFH Portland 9:00-11:00am Government Agencies and Policy Makers 12:00-1:00pm Private Sectors
  71. 71. PUBLIC + PRIVATE STAKEHOLDERS AFH Portland
  72. 72. CHARRETTE WITH DESIGN COMMUNITY AFH Portland
  73. 73. PUBLIC ART SHOW AND FUNDRAISER
  74. 74. OUTCOMES AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL “Wow! I live in a food desert!” “How are we going to care for our elderly?” AFH Portland
  75. 75. 1 ”Community Resilience” not “Disaster Prep” 2 The resources/interest are there; it’s a question of connection 3 Create opportunities for storytelling 4 Ask honest questions 5 It takes a village OVERALL OUTCOMES + LESSONS LEARNED AFH SF AFH Portland
  76. 76. “AFH means that I can contribute to our global community my talents and time. AFH helps to provide the connection to the communities who need volunteers like me”
  77. 77. “I have always thought that volunteering for AFH advocates for designers. We reach out to communities and they learn more about the value of design. We also are a catalyst for projects to get off the ground and that creates jobs for architects and designers, usually in a new market”
  78. 78. “AfH has given me opportunities to use - and develop - my skills as a designer in ways that my "job" has not, while keeping me motivated and inspired by connecting me with other passionate, talented individuals”
  79. 79. Now : Aggregate lessons learned, invest in what works. Create feedback loops of learning Provide professional development resources Develop metrics of success Dream up more opportunities you want to see First 10 years - autonomous unsupported efforts Next 2 years - collectively identifying needs GOALS AND FOCUS
  80. 80. - True collaboration and consensus decision making - Working with patience to get it right - Meeting weekly to define our shared values, mission and process - Developing a new organizational structure - Assembling a diverse advisory board - Hiring a transition coordinator TRANSITIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE
  81. 81. “I am ready, I feel free To cleave the ether on a novel flight, To novel spheres of pure activity” - Geothe
  82. 82. This is a new beginning, different from the last. Let’s leverage this economy of scale - together. Join the conversation, build what you believe in.
  83. 83. THANK YOU join the conversation @afhchapters afhchapters@gmail.com

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