Inhabitat’s very own design writer Andrew Goodwin launched a new socially-responsible journal this month with his partner Matthew Linden. After a year of planning, the pair debuted PUBLIC Journal – a quarterly print and digital journal that provides an unprecedented platform for the expanding Public Interest Design movement. PUBLIC finds itself where the world of architecture intersects the voices of activism, exposing a determination to provide good design for those that need it most, but most often do not get it.
PUBLIC is put together by a group of passionate humanitarians in the fields of architecture, environmental design, and public policy, who are actively working to provide built projects to disadvantaged communities throughout the globe. The PUBLIC team knows that sustainability is a three-pronged animal that must not only address the environmental and economic issues of a project, but also the project’s social impact.
PUBLIC features thought-provoking editorials and exceptional photography of meaningful projects that are improving lives. Their readers get insight into the social, political, and cultural issues that surround this burgeoning movement. PUBLIC tells stories of like-minded individuals attempting to make a difference and celebrates their challenges and successes, one project at a time. Features include projects by teams trying to bring healthcare to war-torn areas of the Sudan, organizations that are leveraging architectural competitions for helping third-world countries, and interviews with some of today’s greatest social innovators. Today’s growing Public Interest Design movement deserves to be exposed and archived.
PUBLIC invites everyone to come and get a glimpse into the new journal by downloading the first issue online for free. And an app can be downloaded by going to the PUBLIC website, and locating the appropriate app store at the bottom right hand corner of the page. Make sure you follow them on Facebook and Twitter in order to receive the latest news and subscriptions deals (students and professors get 50 percent off their subscriptions!) Get your copy today!