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WHEN A REDWOOD FALLS
TODAY...
Role within Public Interest Design
What we have been doing this year
How we aim to build on the mission
AfH has given me opportunities to use - and
develop - my skills as a designer in ways that
my "job" has not, while keeping...
Local Chapters are:
Lean
Agile
Independant
Unique to local needs and skills
AFH Karachi
KRT and AFH volunteers were able to impress
upon the Sardar (the local landlord) of the area to
give the women land rights...
AFH Monterry
AFH Chicago
AFH Tokyo
AFH San Francisco
[UN]built + [UN]broken
We see a resilient city. What do you see?
AFH San Francisco
Rebuilding Together NYC | Staten Island Partnership for Parks | Hunters Point, Queens
Publicolor NYC | Chelsea, Manhattan ...
We believe in a world where every
community has a voice in the design of
their built environment.
Inclusive design is how ...
AFH London
AFH London
I have always thought that volunteering for
AFH advocates for designers. We reach
out to communities and they learn more
a...
Organizing - Rally Time!
Discovery
Hire Transition
Coordinator
Blinded Process
Fly and House leaders:
Structures for Inclusion
do we share a vision?
I was really impressed with both the level of
alignment in your values, and the shared
purpose that you all worked with th...
Develop
Partnership
Fundraising
Campaign
Ideation
Revenue
Bylaws
Decision making
Legal structure
BOD
Advisors
Internal dat...
ADVISORS
Foster local grassroots design coalitions to
serve communities in need.
NETWORK MISSION
Foster local grassroots design coalitions to
serve communities in need.
NETWORK MISSION
NETWORK MISSION
Foster local grassroots design coalitions to
serve communities in need.
It took a great deal of skill and creativity and
imagination to build the kind of situation we
have, and it is going to ta...
Create feedback loops of learning
Provide professional development resources
Develop metrics of success
Dream up more oppo...
TO A PLATFORM
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
● We’re focusing on people
● The coordination center will not do projects,
just programs, partnerships, funding
● Projects...
@afh_chapters afhnetwork.org
Garrett Jacobs @garrjacobs
Acting Chair, AFH Chapter Network
Q & A
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update
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SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update

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This presentation was given by Garrett Jacobs on 10/5/15 At SxSW Eco and describes the work the AFH Chapter Network has been doing this year and where we hope to go as a new organization.

A big thanks to everyone who helped out - especially Courtney Drake and her hard work on the presentation graphics.

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SxSW Eco Presentation and Network Update

  1. 1. WHEN A REDWOOD FALLS
  2. 2. TODAY... Role within Public Interest Design What we have been doing this year How we aim to build on the mission
  3. 3. 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. “ Rayya Newman, D.C. Chapter
  4. 4. Local Chapters are: Lean Agile Independant Unique to local needs and skills
  5. 5. AFH Karachi
  6. 6. KRT and AFH volunteers were able to impress upon the Sardar (the local landlord) of the area to give the women land rights to their homes. Previously, this was unheard of! With this change, the local women have become secure and independent. Social awareness has drastically increased, and the women are now requesting assistance with education and health facilities. “ Mahboob Kahn, Karachi Chapter
  7. 7. AFH Monterry
  8. 8. AFH Chicago
  9. 9. AFH Tokyo
  10. 10. AFH San Francisco
  11. 11. [UN]built + [UN]broken We see a resilient city. What do you see? AFH San Francisco
  12. 12. Rebuilding Together NYC | Staten Island Partnership for Parks | Hunters Point, Queens Publicolor NYC | Chelsea, Manhattan LES Ecology Center | Lower East Side, Manhattan New York Cares | Brownsville, Brooklyn New York Restoration Project | Washington Heights, Manhattan CITYarts | Harlem, Manhattan Walt L. Shamel Community Garden | Crown Heights, Brooklyn
  13. 13. We believe in a world where every community has a voice in the design of their built environment. Inclusive design is how we achieve this goal.
  14. 14. AFH London
  15. 15. AFH London
  16. 16. 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. “
  17. 17. Organizing - Rally Time!
  18. 18. Discovery
  19. 19. Hire Transition Coordinator Blinded Process Fly and House leaders: Structures for Inclusion
  20. 20. do we share a vision?
  21. 21. I was really impressed with both the level of alignment in your values, and the shared purpose that you all worked with throughout the day. I left the day really optimistic about your future - and inspired to carry some of that commitment back into my own work. “ Joel Mills - Facilitator, AIA Community
  22. 22. Develop Partnership Fundraising Campaign Ideation Revenue Bylaws Decision making Legal structure BOD Advisors Internal data Platforms Records Scheduling Marketing Updates Social Media Storytelling
  23. 23. ADVISORS
  24. 24. Foster local grassroots design coalitions to serve communities in need. NETWORK MISSION
  25. 25. Foster local grassroots design coalitions to serve communities in need. NETWORK MISSION
  26. 26. NETWORK MISSION Foster local grassroots design coalitions to serve communities in need.
  27. 27. It took a great deal of skill and creativity and imagination to build the kind of situation we have, and it is going to take skill and imagination and creativity to change it. We are going to have to have people as committed to doing the right thing, to “inclusiveness,” as we have in the past to exclusiveness. “ Whitney Young - Civil Rights Leader
  28. 28. Create feedback loops of learning Provide professional development resources Develop metrics of success Dream up more opportunities you want to see First 12 years Next 2 years GOALS AND FOCUS Aggregate lessons, invest in what works autonomous unsupported efforts collectively identifying needs
  29. 29. TO A PLATFORM WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
  30. 30. ● We’re focusing on people ● The coordination center will not do projects, just programs, partnerships, funding ● Projects delivered by local chapters ● We organize as we work - participatory and inclusive Takeaways
  31. 31. @afh_chapters afhnetwork.org Garrett Jacobs @garrjacobs Acting Chair, AFH Chapter Network Q & A

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