Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Artist Helps Locals Rebuild Haiti With Modern Sustainable Bamboo Homes

After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, artist Caledonia Curry, aka Swoon, was fueled by the belief that the creative process is crucial during times of crisis. She took it upon herself to help restore the livelihoods of the families and communities impacted. Swoon founded Konbit Shelter soon after, and she’s since worked with a small group of artists, engineers, and builders in collaboration with the Cormiers (Komye) village. They’ve already constructed a few structures and recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to build another.
This one is a bamboo house 15 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake.


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