Event:

EMPOWER
The Glasgow School of Art

Event Type:

Exhibition

Location:

Reid Building ground floor corridor, 164 Renfrew Street

Open:

29 Apr 2015 - 2 May 2015
Wed - Sat, 10:00 - 16:30

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Orkidstudio
Building for education in Sierra Leone

EMPOWER

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EMPOWER explores the potential of the process of building to affect social change in the developing world. The exhibition tells the stories and introduces the projects of humanitarian design organisation, Orkidstudio.

Orkidstudio aims to serve those in some of the world’s most populous countries, where architectural input is vastly absent, and considers architecture as a process, not a product. A process which empowers and enables people and their communities.

This summer a group of students and tutors from the Mackintosh School of Architecture are travelling to Cambodia in order to build a school/community centre, as well as soap making facilities for a local enterprise. They hope that this exhibition will raise awareness of their project and Orkidstudio’s wider work.