Archinect - News 2015-09-05T00:01:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135884547/architecture-for-humanity-begins-crowdsourced-rebranding-campaign Architecture for Humanity begins crowdsourced rebranding campaign Justine Testado 2015-09-04T15:33:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T15:34:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4j0crtc3ee95l631.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nine months after abruptly shutting down and filing for bankruptcy, <a href="http://archinect.com/architecture-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a>&nbsp;has begun a campaign in efforts to&nbsp;rebrand itself as a "collectively defined, collaboratively run, and inclusive" non-profit. Launched Tuesday, the&nbsp;<a href="https://afhnetwork.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AFH Chapter Network</a>&nbsp;is gathering opinions and ideas worldwide in the form of video responses in <a href="https://instapa.nl/Bt8EFP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a short survey</a> until September 8. Participants will answer questions on&nbsp;how the new AFH should restructure its mission, value, and goals.</p><p>Once the responses are collected, the AFH Network will search for key findings alongside brand strategists at Skyrocket Digital and then work towards finding a new name for the organization.</p><p>The AFH Network posted their reasons for rebranding in a generalized&nbsp;list <a href="http://afhnetwork.wordpress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on WordPress</a>:</p><ul><li><strong>A few reasons why we&rsquo;re looking for a new name: We are a new organization:</strong> While the mission remains similar, we are focused on consensus building, professional development, and support for local groups to develop innovative business models whil...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/34730776/lessons-from-the-front-lines-of-social-design Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design Places Journal 2012-01-16T15:56:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T16:49:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hiskt4l79oni5nmz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last decade, much has been written about architecture for the greater good, and it would seem that the field, as a whole, is invested in bringing design to underserved communities. Yet all of this talk &mdash; at conferences, in the press, at universities &mdash; has focused hardly at all on how to put together a career in social design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Virginia Tech graduate Will Holman gives an honest report of his experiences volunteering, studying and working at Arcosanti, Rural Studio, and Youth Build. Does the architecture profession need to do more to support young architects who take this path?</p>