Two little pieces of news from Architecture for Humanity.
The first is that both founders of Architecture for Humanity will be giving a lecture on sustainable and humanitarian design at the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects on December 5th (just before the Worldchanging party at Minna). I will also be at the Commonwealth Club on the 7th but will focus on the forthcoming open source architecture network.
Secondly we have launched a logo design competition.
Although we’ve had our logo for seven years it is hard to use in different media formats, reproduce and translate into other languages. The truth is that we came up with the logo 20 minutes before we launched the organization. Many branding professionals have told us that an open competition is a very bad way to select a logo – but our mission is about supporting open processes to foster new and innovative design. So to do a closed process seems the wrong approach.
10 finalists will receive signed first edition copies of Design Like You Give A Damn and the winner will receive $1000. Entries are due via email by midnight on December 15th, 2006.
Here’s a graphic design competition that not only rewards the winner but is also for a good cause.