Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
At the 4th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress 2013, in New Delhi, India, John was honoured with the prestigious “Energy And Environment Foundation Global Excellence Award-2013” in Renewable Energy Sector for his Green School Initiative at the Inaugural Ceremony of the Congress on 25th September 2013.
Antoon Versteegde has a wealth of information on his site and some great videos on bamboo installations: Transient Structures of Bamboo.
Elora Hardy named AD Innovator for 2013! The free-spirited designer is developing a fanciful vision for sustainable living in Bali Three years ago she founded Ibuku—a Bali-based design/build firm that uses locally sourced bamboo to construct extraordinary, almost entirely handmade villas and bespoke furniture. “Bamboo is the definition of sustainable—it doesn’t even have to be replanted,” Hardy says of the quickly maturing timber. Working with a team of Indonesian architects and craftsmen, she has now completed eight unique residences for Green Village, a resort community along the Ayung River.
Kris Bronner, co-founder of UNREAL candy, visits Green School, Bali, and shares his thoughts.
alldesign 2013 hosts designers from different disciplines in 22-23 February 2013. Designers who are seeing through their minds, tell their stories about creating the difference.
Steve Lansing, a senior fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, discusses the Byzantine system for the distribution of water from a volcanic lake in Bali to over two hundred farming villages. It’s worked since the 12th century, it’s egalitarian and it’s still-sustainable. “It’s one of the few functioning, ancient democratic institutions that we know about. It’s kind of beautiful.”
Father and daughter duo spoke at Business of Design Week (BODW) in Hongkong on 7th Dec 2012.