On violence and understanding

I wrote a post on my other blog, and it feels relevant to share a link link here, too, since the subject is oppression and racism. This is all linked to inadequate housing, poverty, unequal treatment of people. I have a lot of confusion in my mind right now. I am a little embarrassed to […]

Impact-a-thon designs do little to alleviate struggle of homelessness

Homeless shelter systems are overburdened. Affordable housing units have long wait lists. Providing homes for the poor is controversial. Generating ideas for temporary portable living spaces and calling the results a solution to winter-time homelessness is, however, acceptable. In October, 2014, Carnegie Mellon hosted an Impact-a-thon, during which teams competed to design temporary homeless shelters to protect people from winter […]