Ed Burtynsky and Cameron Sinclair; photo by Hugo Arriojas
Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, has been writing for Worldchanging since 2004. Since then, AFH has grown like mad, building the Open Architecture Network with thousands of contributors and supporters. Worldchanging had a different, more conventional model and as we noted earlier, has closed its virtual doors. Ever the eternal optimist and activist, Cameron writes that "Too many people and too much passion was put into the site to see it die."
Now he has made an offer that they can't refuse (and a very tight deadline, this guy is tough) to the board of Worldchanging.
quick interview of Cameron Sinclair Gets Cheers from Architects">Cameron Sinclair in Toronto
Cameron makes his pitch:
- Architecture for Humanity will host and promote the Worldchanging archive.
- Support the brand as an online anchor for an intellectual debate on a sustainable future.
- Help bring in additional sponsors and foundation support to expand the content and editorial oversight.
- Stimulate ideas around critical issues by making Worldchanging as the portal for solutions based challenges (we've been doing these challenges for 12 years).
- redirect our educational learning tools onto the Worldchanging platform and allow the site to be a place where academia not only discusses but works collaboratively on 'big issues'. [in 2011 we have 12 universities in 5 countries simultaneously working with local indigenous groups].
Cameron is known for boundless energy and optimism; when you meet him it is contagious. If anyone in the world could breathe new life into Worldchanging, it's him and AFH. What an amazing idea.
Cameron asks that you retweet this:
Don't let it die. Allow @archforhumanity to take on #worldchanging, read http://tinyurl.com/AFH4worldchanging