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Andrea Panizzo

Andrea Panizzo

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Andrea co-founded Emergent Vernacular Architecture in 2014 as a socially-conscious practice. Community engagement and design participation form the core of the studio's approach and have informed the design for public spaces, community centres and schools in informal neighbourhoods in Haiti. Recently the studio has also been focusing on research and design solutions for the housing shortage in the UK and the migrant crisis in the Middle East.

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Thami Schweichler

Thami Schweichler

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Sao Paulo, Brazil - 1985. Working in projects of co-creativity and social venturing since 2012, Thami Schweichler is a social entrepreneur focused in design for social innovation. After obtaining a Master’s degree at ENSCI – Les Ateliers in Paris, Thami joined the development to Koneksie. A social enterprise aiming to improve road safety and provide entrepreneurship opportunities for motorcycle taxi drivers in Kenya.

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Maya Konforti

Maya Konforti

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Maya Konforti has been deeply involved in the migration issues in Northern France for over 3 years. She is the secretary of l'Auberge des Migrants, the largest non-profit local NGO in the Calais region, which has provided humanitarian and legal aid to as many as 10,000 refugees at one time in what was known as the Jungle of Calais. She was fondly nicknamed 'the mother of the jungle'.

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Adnan Morshed

Adnan Morshed

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Adnan Morshed received his Ph.D. and Master’s in architecture from MIT. He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at CASVA and his post-doctoral at the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

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Jacqueline Devereaux

Jacqueline Devereaux

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I joined PUBLIC to inspire myself and others to make Public Interest Design a priority. As designers we have to take ownership and a larger responsiblility to design for the best of the community, not any individual or single entity. PUBLIC is an opportunity for me to play my role within - and further the Public Interest Design movement.

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Danielle Littman

Danielle Littman

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I joined the PUBLIC Team because I believe in the power of asset-based processes that value community input, design thinking, and collaboration - PUBLIC stands for all of these things, and brings people together from around the world that do as well. I love asking difficult questions with all of these people.

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Tom Di Santo

Tom Di Santo

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Tom Di Santo, AIA is the Principal Architect of M:oME and an Associate Professor in the Architecture Department at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, where he teaches design, theory, representation and the implementation of sustainable principles.

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Paul Keskeys

Paul Keskeys

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Paul is a qualified architect in the UK turned writer, he is a regular columnist for multifple oline platforms provoking debates on architecture including Architizer and Archinect. A keen advocate of humanitarian design, PUBLIC Journal provides Paul with an opportunity to explore everything he is passionate about — great design, inspiring people, and the stories that tie them together.

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Olivier Mousson

Olivier Mousson

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HEC, State Doctor of economic sciences, Olivier Mousson has been a member of several ministerial offices; the Department of Industry with Gérard Longuet, the Ministry for Equipment with Gilles de Robien. Currently, he is the top adviser to the Court of Auditors, and is responsible for follow-through for industrial and commercial issues alike.

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Nelly Wandj

Nelly Wandj

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Founder of Moonlook, an online sales, communication, and marketing platform for young design talents across the African continent. Nelly is also in charge of commercial partnerships for the project Design for Peace which has sourced artisans within refugee camps across Burkina Faso to collaborate with French designers in the creation of a unique collection of contemporary design-wear pieces.

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Marissa Feddema

Marissa Feddema

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Marissa Feddema is a designer with Brooklyn-based architecture firm Cycle. She also helps manages Big Future Group, a new nonprofit that brings sustainable solutions to developing communities.

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Marc Van Peteghem

Marc Van Peteghem

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In 1983, Vincent Lauriot-Prévost and Marc Van Peteghem became associates and founded the naval architecture agency VPLP (the acronym of the initials of their names: Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost). Together, they specialize in racing multihulls design.

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Kyle Normandin

Kyle Normandin

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Kyle Normandin is an Associate Principal with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. He has contributed numerous technical publications on architectural conservation of cultural heritage and currently serves as the co-chair of Technical Committee of Modern Heritage for the Association for Preservation Technology.

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Kathlyn Kao

Kathlyn Kao

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Kathlyn Kao grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but recently relocated to Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a designer for Brooklyn Art Space, Trestle Gallery, and GRADE architects in New York City. Kathlyn worked with Do Ho Suh on his "Rubbing/Loving" project,

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John Cary

John Cary

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“Krista Donaldson and I didn’t exactly get off to a great start,” confides John Cary, when asked about the subject of his interview for this issue. The two met at an ironically elite convening on social impact design, but were among a chosen few only allowed to attend the closing session.

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Jessica Metz

Jessica Metz

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Jessica Metz is an Associate with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., in Boston, MA. She writes for Public because she wants to help architects design and construct beautiful, functional, and durable buildings.

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Jeanie Riess

Jeanie Riess

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Jeanie Riess is a staff writer at The Gambit, new Orleans’ alt-weekly. She enjoys writing about cities and the good and bad things that happen in them.

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Gilad Meron

Gilad Meron

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Gilad Meron is an independent designer, researcher and writer focused on community-based design practices and design education. His current work includes research and program development for the Autodesk Foundation, strategy and visual communication for Enterprise Community Partners, and writing for PublicInterestDesign.org.

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Garrett Jacobs

Garrett Jacobs

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As the son of a chef/party planner duo Garrett grew up around food and understands the importance of bringing people to the table. Receiving his education in post-Katrina New Orleans solidified Garrett’s commitment to improving the civic space by building networks of passion driven leaders. He applies his architectural design skills across fields and practices, noting that design is a transient mode of thought to be applied wherever one sees fit.

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Francesca Perry

Francesca Perry

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Francesca Perry is Editor of Thinking City (thinkingcity.org), a platform dedicated to the experience of cities and design. She works in community engagement for urban regeneration at make:good, a design studio which engages and empowers people to make positive change in their neighborhood.

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Edward Silhol

Edward Silhol

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Edward is CEO and founder of a tech company based both in Paris and LA. His company Stample offers a platform which enables individuals and companies to build their own personalized search engines based on sources of information chosen by the user.

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Charles Peronnin

Charles Peronnin

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Charles has 10 years of experience in real estate finance and architecture project management, having worked exclusively with some of the worlds boldest real estate and design entrepreneurs on a wide range of game-changing projects. Charles began his career as an architect, working as a designer & project manager for 3 of the most prestigious architecture masters (Rem Koolhaas, Norman Foster & David Chipperfield) on offices, hotels, schools and residential projects.

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Bertrand Lemoine

Bertrand Lemoine

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Bertrand Lemoine is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the National School of Bridges and Roads, and is an accredited architect in France. He is currently Director of Research at C.N.R.S. Until 2010 he was Director of the National School of Architecture; Paris La Villette. and until October 2013 he was General Director of the International Workshop of Greater Paris.

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Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea

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I regularly advocate for communication designers to work across disciplines and to share their methods. PUBLIC’s focus on public interest design in whatever form it takes attracts me as both a reader and writer.

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Andrew Goodwin

Andrew Goodwin

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When Matthew Linden and I founded PUBLIC Journal we believed that there was an unprecedented amount of socially conscious projects, products, and people around the world creating a wonderful impact on the design community.

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Allan Co

Allan Co

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Allan is a licensed architect and a current Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow working with Hudson River Housing in Poughkeepsie, NY and MASS Design Group in Boston, MA. His fellowship focuses on quality affordable housing innovative programming and community engagement as catalysis for equitable economic revitalization.

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Aline Rutily

Aline Rutily

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Through ATRIA we organize regular interactions and collaborations between creative people coming from various backgrounds and businesses. I realize everyday the importance of design in our current ecosystems.

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Ghislaine Hierso

Ghislaine Hierso

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"Ghislaine Hierso is an economist and a geographer. She is the President and Founder of Sages & Responables (strategy consultant for shareholders on environmental and social governance), and she is responsible for and co-operator of B&L Evolution SCOP. She is the President of the “Association Française des Petits Debrouillards (AFPD),”

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Casie Stone

Casie Stone

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"Casie Stone is a practicing associate architect in Oakland, CA, originally from Virginia Beach, VA. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture from Virginia Tech: College of Architecture and Urban Studies, where she graduated in 2008. When she isn't working as a designer, she can be found reading, writing, and studying culture and politics, with the hope of having a hand in the creation of a better world. "

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Katie Crepeau

Katie Crepeau

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An architect by training, Crepeau was drawn to writing in order to explore and share the evolving impact design movement around the world. After living in New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco, she relocated to London with her partner, a new adventure that has brought her in close touch with European architecture and design practices like TYIN tegnuste featured in "Crafting an Architecture of Necessity", Public Fall 2014.

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