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Cardboard for Haiti


Shigeru Ban has been in Port-au-Prince building prototype cardboard shelters and has plans to build many for a small community who’ve slipped through the cracks.

Ban has been active in disaster relief for many years, and has worked in Rwanda, Kobe, Sri Lanka, Gujarat, Sichuan, and l’Aquila. “I thought it was really important for us to do something for society, not just to build monuments or help developers make money.” How does he do it? “From experience, I know I just have to go there, even without any connections, to find out who needs what. Then one thing leads to another.”

He’s taking donations for Haiti now: LINK

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