Mark your calendars! The Design Revolution Road Show will be making a stop in Savannah!
Saturday, February 27th
Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St
Exhibition Opens 10:30am – 4pm
I am so excited to attend this traveling exhibit and lecture, a initiative of Project H Design, a non-profit organization leveraging the power of design to change the world.
I came across Project H a while back when Emily, the founder was raising funds for a project called the Hippo Roller, a device that enabled villagers in Africa to make fewer trips for water (essentially a big drum with a snap-on steel handle that allows it to be rolled like a big wheel…users could transport enough water for a family for 5 days in 1 trip!). By reducing the pressing need to go to the river every day, more time was available for education and work. I grew up in the Caribbean where it was not uncommon to see people carrying water over long distances and the simple brilliance of these drums really inspired me. You can read our recap of the experience with that project here.
Since then Project H has really come into its own, and along the way has received great press from everyone from the NY Times to Fast Company. Their advisory board includes impressive folks like Ric Grefé, AIGA President (and awesome guy!), and Amy Novogratz, TED Prize Director.
Project H continues to lead creatives interested in “Product design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness”, the organization’s tag line. Emily was on the Colbert Report recently to talk about their work.
I hope you’ll come out on the 27th to meet Emily and see the fascinating work being done by designers motivated to use their talents to make our world a better place.
Until then, you can help Project H win $50K from the Pepsi Refresh Project. They’re currently in 15th place! Voting ends on February 28th and you can vote everyday!