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Cameron Sinclair is principal designer and founder of Small Works, a for profit social impact firm that partners with social ventures, non profits and foundations to implement building solutions for communities in need. Work includes community development, post-conflict conservation and post-disaster reconstruction.

One of the main projects of Small Works is re:build: re-deployable structures can be adapted to the needs of individual communities, so they could become a house, a clinic or a school. These structures are now being implemented at Za’atari refugee camp and in Queen Rania Park, Amman, both in Jordan. The project, developed with Pilosio Spa, is based on the active participation of refugees themselves: assembling this very simple, quick and intuitive structure ensures that they once again feel in charge of their own destiny. Re:build is presented at Expo 2015, in Save the Children pavilion.

Cameron Sinclair has worked in every major natural disaster over the last decade. From post Katrina reconstruction to community led building in Haiti. As co-founder of Architecture for Humanity he built schools, health clinics, affordable housing and developed long term sustainable reconstruction programs.

Sinclair is a visiting professor to a number of universities and he was Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (2008) and won the TED prize (2006). In 2008 he was at Fabrica for a workshop on the new frontiers of social architecture.

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Fabrica is a communications research centre, studio and school. We are based in Italy, work globally, and are an integral part of the Benetton Group. Our organisation is built for the 21st century, and designed to address 21st century problems and opportunities. Our advantage is our diversity—of people, perspectives, formats and technologies. We work with partners on real world projects; we not only research the way we communicate but we actively produce it. We learn through doing. We actively seek out the new, the unknown, the emerging—as designers, as makers, as journalists and researchers. You can apply for a scholarship to become a researcher with us via the Fabrica website.

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