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On Tanks & Berms: Our Response to the Open IDEO Challenge

Elisabeth Weiman

Working with Spatial Ethnography Lab, we made it to the final stage of the Open IDEO Challenge!

The brief: "How might urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change?"

Our response: a home-grown system of tanks and berms developed by coastal slum residents to address water contamination and flooding.

Check out the challenge-in-progress: Tanks & Berms: Estuary as Resilience Engine.

Next Helsinki Winning Entries Announced

Elisabeth Weiman

The international jury of the Next Helsinki competition announced the results on April 20, 2015 in Helsinki. The chair of the jury, Michael Sorkin notes, “We initiated this project out of a sense of both outrage and love. Outrage at the march of the homogenizing multi-national brand culture emblematized by the imperial Guggenheim franchise–the cultural equivalent of Starbucks–was what launched us."