Thursday, February 02, 2006

Structures for Inclusion 2006 Conference

The sixth annual Structures for Inclusion Conference is scheduled for March 24-26 in San Francisco, California. As stated by the conference's organizers, the intent of the gathering is to "expose attendees to both pathways to pursue alternative community-based work as well as evidence of the impact or influence of such work." This year's theme is "Expanding Design."

The conference is specifically targeted to young designers and students, and therefore it remains very affordable for participants. The conference is organized by a planning committee that includes such activists as John Cary of Public Architecture and DesignCorps, a non-profit that trains interns and students in the practice of community-based design. The conference has also been recommended to me by Cameron Sinclair, founder of Architecture for Humanity.

Numerous panels and events of the weekend sounds like a great way to connect with like-minded students and designers from around the country.