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.
On June 23 Fabrica welcomed Izabela Pluta, Polish-born but Sydney based artist, who delivered a lecture about her work.
Pluta explores her concern with our experience of place, the effects of time and how the photographic image operates as a vehicle for witnessing various states of ruin.
Izabela Pluta is lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney Australia.