by , 10/12/05

We want to give a big shout-out to Cameron Sinclair, who has just been selected as one of three recipients for the 2006 TED prize, which honors individuals who are making a positive impact on people and the planet.

A lofty task, no doubt, and one that is clearly being accomplished in giant strides by Mr. Sinclair, the founder of Architecture for Humanity, recent recipient of the Index:2005 Award, and contributor to the fabulous Worldchanging.

And if you are wondering about the picture, it’s an image of the TED prize sculpture, which is a magnetically-levitated sphere. A great symbol to represent the awe-inspiring efforts of the TED honorees. Congratulations, Cameron!

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  3. susan butterworth October 19, 2005 at 10:24 pm

    I’m a design student (mature!) andjust used quote from Cameron Sinclair “many feel that sitting at a screen sweating over the design of handrails for the next cute downtown boutique hotel just does’nt make sense when more than 15,000 people have lost their lifes……….etc., which, not knowing who he was, fitted the answer (find a quote which is relevant to your work as a designer). So of course I have been sourcing info on him and your right………I want to give a big shout to him too! He is inspirational and I hope his ecological/sustainable messge is listened to by the world’s goverments and helps produce the radical changes in economic and political priorities before the prediction of doomsayers comes true! Going of to get more info on this fatastic man….Susan Butterworth

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