THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY
Written on the 4 February 2016 by Laura Daquino
PHILANTHROPY is much more than donating 10 per cent of profits to a red-taped charity for these two Australian businesses; it's about building entire villages from the ground up in developing parts of the world.
"I don't know of any other architecture firms involved in the actual creation, daily operation and expansion of an entire series of a children's village from the ground up.
"We've designed this to a humble standard and budget, but are simply looking to end poverty in as many lives as we can."
"The goal is for this community to become a model that others could follow and rather than replicating our efforts elsewhere, we just want to do a really good job in Kirakira," says Jones, a founding member of the Project.
Nicole Webb, Bond University assistant professor of Urban Design and Planning, says the Project encourages students to 'think outside the box' of design conventions.
"In the context of providing autonomy, we recognise it's a fine line between colonial paternalism and providing expertise."
Dean Landy of ClarkeHopkinsClarke says the reward comes from humbling oneself and being there on the ground.