Design Currency 2010 features auction in support of Haiti

Brenda Sanderson, March 10, 2021 at 9:07 PM
Icograda and the GDC are inviting everyone participating in Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010 to contribute to a silent auction in support of Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction work in Haiti. Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair will be a featured presenter at Design Currency 2010 on 28 April.

"Cameron has been generous in donating his time to join us in Vancouver," says Russell Kennedy, Icograda President. "Architecture for Humanity embodies Icograda's credo of 'leading creatively' and using design as a medium for progressive change. As a community of designers, we wanted to create an opportunity for everyone participating in Design Currency 2010 to support their commitment to 'build back better' following the devastating earthquake in Haiti."

How to participate

  1. Select something from your design 'closet' to contribute to the auction - it can be a book, a poster, a portfolio piece of your choosing.
  2. Give your fellow Design Currency participants a 'sneak preview.' Post what you plan to bring below.
  3. Bring your contribution with you to Vancouver. Items will be collected at the Icograda confernce office at the Vancouver Convention Centre beginning 27 April.
  4. Bidding will open at the Welcome Reception on 27 April and continue through 29 April.

  5. Winning bids will be announced at the conference wrap up on 29 April.

  6. If you are unable to attend the conference and donate an item, you can make a special Design Week donation by clicking on this page.

All funds raised will go to Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction work in Haiti. Icograda will make a contribution to the initiative in the name of the more than 20 international speakers who will be participating in Design Currency 2010.

About Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. It is building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 40 000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, Architecture for Humanity brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.


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Mohammed Jogie(1 year ago)
Awesome work all-round! You make the design community proud with your sterling effort!

Donnabelle Labrador(1 year ago)
I'll be bringing a zine (which is one of our 1st term projects for EMD at Langara College) about kids all over the world.