Sustainable Architecture: Communication through Art


For over 30 years Development Workshop France (DWF) has promoted sustainable settlement and shelter development, respecting existing values and utilizing local skills and resources.  Current projects focus on vulnerability reduction and the resolution of human settlement difficulties in Africa and South East Asia-difficulties that result from wide-ranging changes to the way people live, whether climatic and environmental, socioeconomic and demographic, or as a result of man-made and natural disasters and war.

DWF is the only nonprofit organisation ever to win two World Habitat Awards: in 1998 for Woodless Construction in Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso; and in 2008 for Prevention of Typhoon Damage in Vietnam.

On Monday March 2, the founder and president of DWF will present DWF’s recent work in Burkina Faso and in Vietnam, and discuss the role that illustration, animation, music, and drama have played in educating and training on the local level.  Please join us in Kellen Auditorium at 4PM for this truly interdisciplinary event. More details of DWF’s work are on their web site:

This event is hosted by Parsons faculty members Carol Overby, Design + Management, and Nora Krug, Illustration

John Norton, founder and president
Development Workshop France

Kellen Auditorium
66 Fifth Avenue, ground floor

Monday March 2  4-6PM
Space is limited; RSVP