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VIDEO: Project H Design Launches New Education Initiative

Posted By Brit Liggett On May 28, 2010 @ 1:30 pm In global development,humanitarian design | 5 Comments

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If you’ve been a fan of Inhabitat for awhile, you may have noticed our love for the humanitarian design non-profit [3]Project H Design [4]. Founded by former Inhabitat Managing Editor Emily Pilloton [5], Project H Design seeks to help designers use their unique skills to tackle the world’s greatest humanitarian problems [6]. Today’s video is the first in a series of five videos — coming to you for the next five weeks in a row — about our favorite non-profits that use design to make the world a better place. Project H has been spreading good design everywhere from rural South Africa to the playgrounds of New York City [7]. Learn more about their great work by watching our interview with Emily Pilloton [5] above.

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Emily founded Project H two years ago. She comes from a background in design — she was trained in architecture [9] at UC Berkeley and product design [10] at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and found herself quickly dissatisfied with the conventional design world. So she founded Project H to give designers an outlet for need-based design. Project H is now not only involved in huge humanitarian efforts, but they are creating amazing innovations along the way.

The first task the non-profit tackled was the redesign of the Hippo Roller — which we’ve of course covered here [11] — then they moved on to Emily’s own invention, the Learning Landscape [12]. They’ve now taken their ideas for educational design one step further, as Emily tells us in the video above. We have high hopes for their future projects and can’t wait to check back in with them soon. Watch Emily’s video above, and check back next Friday for another amazing design-for-good non-profit!

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[3] noticed our love for the humanitarian design non-profit : http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=119693

[4] Project H Design: http://projecthdesign.org/index.html

[5] Inhabitat Managing Editor Emily Pilloton: http://inhabitat.com/author/emily/

[6] humanitarian problems: http://inhabitat.com/humanitarian-design/

[7] New York City: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/

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[9] architecture: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/

[10] product design: http://inhabitat.com/products-2/

[11] covered here: http://inhabitat.com/2008/04/16/project-h-design-in-south-africa-hippo-rollers-delivered/

[12] Learning Landscape: http://inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/project-h-builds-their-first-learning-landscape-in-uganda/

[13] + Learn more about Project H Design: http://projecthdesign.org/

[14] + Donate to Project H Design: http://projecthdesign.org/donate.html

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