Today I watched one episode of a PBS series called e2 design, narrated by the sexy Mr Brad Pitt, and it was quite inspiring to see what amercian architect Sergio Palleroni has been designing for regions in social and humanitarian crisis.
Palleroni already has four global initiatives underway aimed at providing architecture students with hands-on field experience building housing for the poor. This episode finds him in East Austin, Texas and in Mexico, where he and his student team are helping threatened communities build thousands of homes while teaching residents to be resourceful in cutting costs and using local materials.
Can't wait to see the rest of the series. www.pbs.org/e2/design.html