Monday, January 25, 2010

This is How Design Saves

MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) or Doctors Without Borders has set up inflatable hospitals in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The hospital will provide 100 beds to many of those wounded in the earthquake. MSF also has more than 700 staff members on site to provide assistance.

MSF Logistics Supervisor - Laurent Dedieu

"9 tents, 100 beds, including hospitalization and ICU and recovery beds. A triage and emergency tent, and two operations theatres. The idea is that within the tent we have a complete kit we can deploy including energy supply, water supply, all the sanitation, and all medical equipment inside the tent. In Haiti, everything needed to run a hospital including beds and biomedical equipment is included.

We want to be as autonomous as possible with regard to energy. In this case we have one 30 KV generator and one 60 KV generator. Plus an electrical board, and equipment to ensure electrical safety. And then you have all the electrical wire you need to set up lights inside the ward, and set up plugs for the medical equipment."

Friday, January 22, 2010

Signs of Hope

Hello 2010,

To post about nonsensical designer items during times of despair is something I don't want to do. Instead I will be showcasing how people are helping one another. There is design with purpose and worth praise. Let me start highlighting the real designers and the real architects.

I am done slaving for the rich. I want to help the people. I want my designs to save lives.

Lets be progressive! God is the original architect/designer. Amen!

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