Everyone deserves good design.

This is the shared belief of a global network of people operating at the intersection of design and service. Building on our popular
Public Interest Design 100, released in December 2012, this second edition takes a much more global look at the advocates, communicators, funders, makers, and others shaping our world.

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Kunlé Adeyemi is principal of NLÉ, a firm focused on shaping the physical, human, cultural and economic architectures of developing cities, best known for its Makoko Floating School project in Lagos, Nigeria.

Amsterdam, Netherlands  |  www.nleworks.com

Saud Amiry is founder and Fida Touma and Khaldun Bshara are co-directors of the Riwaq Centre for Architectural Conservation, focused on documenting Palestinian heritage and culture through restoration of the built environment. In 2012, Riwaq was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


Ramallah, Palestine  |  www.riwaq.org  |  @RiwaqPalestine

Alejandro Aravena is executive director of Elemental, a "do-tank" for design projects in the public interest, particularly in the areas of housing, infrastructure, and public life. In 2010, Elemental was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


Santiago, Chile  |  www.elementalchile.cl  |  @elementalchile

Iwan Baan is an architectural photographer whose work is distinguished by his portrayal of the context of architecture, including the environment and society that it serves and creates.

Amsterdam, Netherlands  |  www.iwan.com

Shigeru Ban is principal of Shigeru Ban Architects and founder of the Volunteer Architects Network (VAN), known for his innovative construction techniques with recycled cardboard paper tubes as rapid response housing for disaster victims.

Tokyo, Japan  |  www.shigerubanarchitects.com  |  @ShigeruVAN

Joyce Banda is President of the African country of Malawi, currently focused on reducing maternal mortality with a major system design and infrastructure initiative based on the premise that health and design are inextricably linked.

Lilongwe, Malawi  |  www.malawi.gov.mw

Christian Bason is director of innovation at MindLab, a cross-ministerial innovation unit that involves citizens and businesses in creating new solutions for society.

Copenhagen, Denmark  |  www.mind-lab.dk  |  @MindLabDK

Eve Blossom is founder of Lulan Artisans, a social enterprise partnering with Southeast Asian weavers to work towards economic sustainability for local artisans and their communities.

Charleston, SC, USA  |  www.lulan.com

Somsook Boonyabancha is director of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights and Asian Coalition for Community Action, both focused on "land-sharing" agreements between slum dwellers and squatters as well as land owners.

Bangkok, Thailand  |  www.codi.or.th  |  @codi_public

Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner are co-founders of Urban Think Tank, an interdisciplinary practice using design as a strategy for sustainable, urban development and committed to building discourse between stakeholders and policy makers.

Sao Paulo, Brazil  |  www.u-tt.com  |  @UrbThinkTank

Barbara Bush is co-founder and CEO of Global Health Corps, which places and engages fellows--like Rwandan architects Christian Benimana and Commode Dushimimana of MASS Design Group--in developing nations to work towards improving health outcomes for the poor.

Washington, DC, USA  |  www.ghcorps.org  |  @GHCorps

Alex Cabunoc and Ji A You are the co-creators of the GiraDora, a foot-powered washing machine designed to save time and water, improves comfort and health, and alleviating poverty by providing a mechanism to generate income.

Lima, Peru  |  @TeamGiraDora

Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond are co-founders and Ethan Kay is Director of Emerging Markets at BioLite, a social enterprise that designed the Biolite HomeStove, which runs on clean fuel and provides off-grid power in remote villages.

Brooklyn, NY, USA  |  www.biolitestove.com  |  @biolitestove

Fred Gelli is principal of Tatil Design and a founding partner of Cria Global, a social enterprise design consultancy dedicated to moving beyond the for-profit/nonprofit constraints of business to create solutions with shared value for society.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  |  www.abstratil.com.br  |  @tatil_design

Aziza Chaouni is a professor at the University of Toronto and principal of Aziza Chaouni Projects, a multidisciplinary studio dedicated to improving the built environment for all people.

Toronto, Canada  |  www.azizachaouniprojects.com

HRH The Prince of Wales is founder of The Prince's Foundation for Community Building, working to create sustainably planned, built, and maintained communities, with a belief that living better at a local level is a solution to broader global challenges.

London, UK  |  www.princes-foundation.org  |  @princesfound

Allan Chochinov is editor-in-chief of Core77.com, which frequently celebrates social impact design, particularly through its Core77 Design Awards program, as well as co-founder of the MFA in Product Design program at the School of Visual Arts.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.core77.com  |  @svaPoD

Colleen Clines is co-founder and executive director of the Anchal Project, which merges design, business, and education to empower marginalized and exploited women in India through the production of textiles--"designing change, stitch by stitch."

Louisville KY, USA  |  www.anchalproject.org  |  @AnchalProject

Hilary Cottam and Hugo Manassei are co-founders of Participle, an organization committed to designing, developing, and scaling new ways for individuals and communities to impact government and the public realm.

London, UK  |  www.participle.net  |  @WeAreParticiple

Elizabeth Crossman is chair, Jonathan Reckford is CEO, and President Jimmy Carter is an ambassador of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child--regardless of religion--should have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.

Americus, GA, USA  |  www.habitat.org  |  @Habitat

Sharon Davis is principal of Sharon Davis Design, which has spearheaded the design of a Women for Women International opportunity center in Kayonza, Rwanda, and inspired her to co-found the nonprofit Big Future Group, focused on international development.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.sharondavisdesign.com  |  @sdavisdesign

Steve Davis is CEO of PATH, an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation, focused on delivering high-impact, low-cost life-saving devices, developed collaboratively with communities.

Seattle, WA, USA  |  www.path.org  |  @PathTweets

Gabriele Diamanti is an industrial designer based in Milan and creator of the Eliodomestico, a solar water distiller designed to convert seawater into drinking water, without the aid of electricity, filters, or maintenance.

Milano, Italy  |  www.gabrielediamanti.com

James Dyson is founder of the Dyson company of The James Dyson Foundation, which aims to create a generation of engineers to address the 21st century challenges of sustainability and housing.

Wiltshire, UK  |  www.jamesdysonfoundation.com  |  @jdf_tweets

Alejandro Echeverri is prinipal of Alejandro Echeverri Arquitectos, which partners with local designers and community members to build libraries, schools, parks, and cultural centers in some of the Medellin's most impoverished neighborhoods. In 2010, Alejandro Echeverri (with Sergio Fajardo) was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


Medellín, Colombia  |  alejandroecheverriarquitectos.tumblr.com

Maria Eitel is president, while Tom De Blasis and Colman Chamberlain are the director and manager of design innovation for the Nike Foundation, which brings a "co-design" approach to issues affecting women and girls with a goal of eradicating global poverty.

Portland, OR, USA  |  www.nikefoundation.org  |  @nikefoundation

Robert Fabricant is vice president of creative at Frog, where he leads numerous socially oriented initiative and projects such as Project Masiluleke which combats HIV and AIDS in South Africa.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.frogdesign.com  |  @FrogDesign

Paul Farmer is founder of Partners in Health, which provides healthcare to underserved communities in developing nations, including Rwanda where PIH is the principal client for the Butaro Hospital and ongoing work by MASS Design Group.

Boston, MA, USA  |  www.pih.org  |  @PIH

Martin Fischer is co-founder and CEO of Kickstart, which designs, promotes, and mass-markets simple, money-making tools that small-holder farmers buy and use to lift their families out of poverty.

Nairobi, Kenya  |  www.kickstart.org  |  @KickStart_Intl

Peter Frykman is founder and CEO of Driptech, working to alleviate poverty by creating extremely affordable, water efficient irrigation solutions for small-plot farmers in developing nations.

Palo Alto, CA, USA  |  www.driptech.com  |  @DripTech

Bill and Melinda Gates are co-chairs of the Gates Foundation, dedicated to addressing global health, poverty, development, and education, working to fulfill the belief that every life has equal value.

Seattle, WA, USA  |  www.gatesfoundation.org/Pages/home.aspx  |  @gatesfoundation

Jan Gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects, an urban research and design consultancy focused on the relationship between the built environment and people's quality of life.

Copenhagen,, Denmark  |  www.gehlarchitects.com  |  @citiesforpeople

Andreas Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad are co-founders of TYIN tegnestue Architects, working in developing countries to build knowledge and hone through the construction of beautifully designed, low-cost public spaces and amenities.

Trondheim, Norway  |  www.tyinarchitects.com  |  @TYINArchitects

Fritz Haeg is a trained architect and artist who works in a wide variety of disciplines and mediums to explore the relationship between design and context with an emphasis on sustainability.

Los Angeles, CA, USA  |  www.fritzhaeg.com

Kate Hanisian and Ramsey Ford are co-founders of Design Impact, which embeds designers in communities to address pressing social needs by partnering with organizations already engaged in understanding and addressing local community needs.

Cincinnati, OH, USA  |  www.d-impact.org

Viktoria Harrison is the creative director at charity: water, a nonprofit whose mission is to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries, with design and storytelling being key to the organization's myriad campaigns.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.charitywater.org  |  @charitywater

Arif Hasan is chairman of the Urban Resource Centre and an advisor to an array of international organizations, including various United Nations agencies as well as The Orangi Pilot Project, a multi-part program focused on squatter areas of Karachi.

Karachi, Pakistan  |  www.urckarachi.org

Massoud Hassani is the inventor of the Mine Kafon, a crowd-funded, low-cost, wind-powered mine detonator for use in Afghanistan, which he conceived of and built based on the design of a childhood toy.

Eindhoven, Netherlands  |  minekafon.blogspot.com

Anna Heringer is an architect who works in developing countries, building homes and other spaces entirely with local materials and labor, resulting in what she calls "handmade" architecture. In 2010, Anna Heringer was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch her finalist video below.


Linz, Austria  |  www.anna-heringer.com

Jonathan Hursh leads INCLUDEDcities, which works to engage urban leaders towards creating inclusive cities for migrant slums and through social and educational programs and the construction of community centers.

Beijing, China  |  www.included.org  |  @INCLUDEDcities

Maxwell Hutchinson is founder and director of Article 25, a nonprofit that provides architectural, engineering, and construction services in partnership with communities in areas affected by extreme poverty and disaster.

London, UK  |  www.article-25.org  |  @Article25

Kigge Hvid is CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life, a Danish nonprofit that confers the €500.000 INDEX Design Award, focused on developing sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.

Copenhagen, Denmark  |  www.designtoimprovelife.dk  |  @IndexAward

Sarah Ichioka is director of the Architecture Foundation of London, a non-profit agency that advances architecture and urbanism to enrich life and improve the quality of the built environment.

London, UK  |  www.architecturefoundation.org.uk  |  @ArchFoundation

Nick Ierodiaconou and Alastair Parvin are designers at 00:/ ('zero zero') and core team members of Wikihouse, an open source construction set that allows anyone to design, download, and 'print' CNC-milled houses that can be assembled by anyone.

London, UK  |  www.wikihouse.cc  |  @wikihouse

His Highness the Aga Kahn is the head of the Aga Kahn Development Network, which works to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, as well as confers the $1,000,000 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

Geneva, Switzerland  |  www.akdn.org  |  @akdn

William Kamkwamba is an inventor who built a windmill that brought electricity to his home and village in Malawi, and founder of the Moving Windmills Project, which supports rural economic development and education projects in the country.

Wimbe, Malawi  |  www.williamkamkwamba.com

Diébédo Francis Kéré is principal of Kéré Architecture, a firm working to promote sustainable and community-driven projects that emphasize development through architecture, and founder of the nonprofit Schulbausteine für Gando.

Berlin, Germany  |  www.kerearchitecture.com

Surkhab Khan is the founder of PAKSBAB, which offers green building solutions using local labor and renewable materials to provide affordable housing especially suited for seismic and severe temperature regions of developing countries.

Truckee, CA, USA  |  www.paksbab.org

Gina Klein Jorasch is the director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED), a $150 million fund to design, develop, and scale innovative solutions to relieve poverty worldwide.

Palo Alto, CA, USA  |  gsb.stanford.edu/seed  |  @StanfordBiz

Cynthia Koenig is Founder & CEO of Wello, a social venture reframing the water crisis as an opportunity by redesigning and producing the WaterWheel as an income-generating tool to lift their families out of poverty.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.wellowater.org

Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn are co-founders of the Favela Painting Project, which creates massive artworks and murals in collaboration with local people, using art as a tool to inspire, create beauty, combat prejudice, and attract attention to slums.

Amsterdam, Netherlands  |  www.favelapainting.com  |  @FavelaPainting

Lars Kruckeberg, Thomas Willemeit, and Wolfram Putz are founding partners of GRAFT, a critical design and construction partner of Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans from its inception.

Berlin, Germany  |  www.graftlab.com

Michael Kuany is founder and president, and Jill Kurtz is board chair of Rebuild Sudan, focused on building a primary school prototype for Sudanese refugee children in the hopes of improving literacy rates and promoting equality.

Oshkosh, WI, USA  |  www.rebuildsudan.org

Panthea Lee and Zach Brisson are co-founders and principals of Reboot, which designs and implements systems that work in the public's interest to enable citizens and institutions to engage one another in tackling social challenges.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.thereboot.org  |  @theReboot

Andres Lepik is Chair of Architectural History & Curatorial Practice at The Technical University of Munich and a leading voice about architecture and design for the public good, stemming from his 2010 MoMA exhibition, Small Scale, Big Change.

Munich, Germany  |  www.tum.de  |  @MuseumModernArt

Massimo Lepore, Raul Pantaleo, and Simone Sfriso are partners of Tamassociati, a design studio working toward architecture as a civil right, with sustainable development achieved through participatory processes and ethical guiding principles.

Venice, Italy  |  www.tamassociati.org  |  @tamassociati

Bernard Amadei and Catherine Leslie are the co-founder and International Secretariat of Engineers Without Borders International, a global international development organization that provides engineering services to disadvantaged communities.

Boulder, CO, USA  |  www.ewb-usa.org  |  @EWBUSA

Chawanad Luanseng is co-coordinator of the Community Architect Network, which connects architects and community groups to engage in participatory planning in rural areas of more than 10 countries throughout Asia.

Trang, Thailand

Mugendi M'Rithaa, Byron Qually, Roelf Mulder, Richard Perez, and Hugo Van Vuuren are co-founders of Design With Africa, an initiative of XYZ Design that develops innovative solutions to pressing social challenges in a wide variety of contexts.

Cape Town, South Africa  |  www.dddxyz.org  |  @Design_W_Africa

Ezio Manzini is the international coordinator for DESIS (Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability), a network of university-based design labs, actively involved in promoting and supporting suvstainable change.

Milan, Italy  |  www.desis-network.org

Carlos Enrique Marroquin Machan is founder of Maya Pedal, which designs, builds, and deploys "bicimaquinas" (bicycle machines) to assist in the daily lives of rural Guatemalans, while facilitating the development of micro-enterprises. In 2010, Maya Pedal was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala  |  www.mayapedal.org  |  @mayapedal

Bruce Mau is founder of Bruce Mau Design, a multidisciplinary firm responsible for projects such as Massive Change, The Secret To Making A Difference, and The Third Teacher.

Toronto, Canada  |  www.brucemaudesign.com  |  @brucemaudesign

Giancarlo Mazzanti is principal of Mazzanti Arquitectos, focused on revitalizing the slums of Bogota by turning crime-ridden public spaces into delightful community centers like Cubierta Cazucá, a shaded sports court and public plaza.

Bogata, Colombia  |  www.giancarlomazzanti.com

Cathleen McGuigan is editor-in-chief of Architectural Record magazine, which recently dedicated its March 2013 issue to "Sheltering the World," building on its groundbreaking "Building for Social Change" a year earlier, among other coverage.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.archrecord.com  |  @archrecord

D.R. Mehta is founder of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), widely known as Jaipur Foot, is the world's largest organization for the disabled in terms of free fitment of prosthetic limbs.

Jaipur, India  |  www.jaipurfoot.org

Ana Morgado, Lara Camilla Pinho, Carmo Sousa Macedo Caldeira, and Maria da Paz Sequeira Braga are co-founders of Blaanc Borderless Architecture, an international design team focused on sustainable building and betterment living conditions globally.

Lisbon, Portugal  |  www.blaanc.com

Toshiko Mori is principal of Toshiko Mori Architects and founder of VisionArc, a think tank dedicated to exploring the role of design within complex social and environmental issues.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.visionarc.org  |  @VisionArc

Luyanda Mpahlwa is the founder of Design Space Africa, pioneering a new style of architecture that integrates and elevates African-inspired design in both rural and urban settings. In 2008, Luyanda Mpahlwa was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


Cape Town, South Africa  |  www.designspaceafrica.com  |  @D_S_Africa

Ravi Naidoo is founder and director of Design Indaba, a conference and platform built on the belief that creativity will fuel and already is fueling an economic revolution in South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa  |  www.designindaba.com

Lanvy Nguyen is founder of Fashion 4 Freedom, a social enterprise dedicated to ethical garment manufacturing practices that support community development and empowerment of young women.

Central Hue, Vietnam  |  www.fashion4freedom.com  |  @Fashion4Freedom

Jo Noero is principal of Noero Architects, a community-based practice rooted in values of empowerment and service, distinguished for working with disadvantaged populations in South Africa.

Cape Town, South Africa  |  www.noeroarchitects.com

Jacqueline Novogratz is founder and CEO of Acumen Fund, which has invested over $50 million in social ventures serving the poor and recognized that entities such as d.light bring dignity through beautiful and functional design.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.acumenfund.org  |  @acumenfund

Chelina Odbert is co-founder and principal of Kounkuey Design Initiative, a network committed to transforming impoverished communities by collaborating with residents to create low-cost, high-impact built environments.

Los Angeles, CA, USA  |  www.kounkuey.org  |  @Kounkuey

Ogheneruno (Runo) Okiomah is founder of Maa-Bara, a minimal-waste, closed-loop sustainable agricultural model that utilizes kitchen scraps to grow healthy, fresh fish and vegetables, through low-tech, low-cost kits for aquaponics in the developing world.

Hampton, VA, USA  |  www.maabara.org

DK Osseo-Asare and Ryan Bollom are founders of Low Design Office, a design/build architecture studio dedicated to achieving high design through low cost, low energy, and low environmental impact solutions.

Tema, Ghana  |  www.lowdo.net  |  @lowdesignoffice

Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou are co-founders of Atelier d'Architecture Autogérée, a collaborative platform for experimentation and renewal of derelict urban spaces. In 2011, Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


Paris, France  |  www.urbantactics.org

Kelly Ratigan is principal of Formworks Architecture, which has undertaken array of work in the areas of aging, health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and social housing, buttressed by a belief that "design is for all."

Perth, Australia  |  www.formworks.com.au

Naveen Rao is president, Priya Agrawal is executive director, and Celina Schocken is director of external partnerships for Merck for Mothers, an unprecedented commitment to maternal health focused in part on the design and construction of maternal waiting homes and health worker housing.

Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA  |  www.merckformothers.com

Quilian Riano is founder and principal of DSGN AGNC, a research and design studio that works with civil society groups to comprehensively address issues that negatively affect marginal and immigrant communities.

Brooklyn, NY, USA  |  www.dsgnagnc.com  |  @dsgnagnc

Peter Rich is principal of Peter Rich Architects, a community-based practice dedicated to the creation of authentic contemporary African architecture that empowers locals, contributes to the development of communities, and builds livelihoods.

Johannesberg, South Africa  |  www.peterricharchitects.co.za

Sanjit "Bunker" Roy is founder of Barefoot College, which serves rural communities with the objective of making them self-sufficient, using a systems focus that touches on issues such as energy, health, water, and wasteland development.

Rajasthan, India  |  www.barefootcollege.org

Donald and Shelly Rubin are co-founders and Bruce Payne is executive director of the Rubin Foundation, which works to support the arts, to meet urgent human needs, to defend liberty, and to promote social justice, with a special focus on safe buildings.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.sdrubin.org

Zainab Salbi is founder, Afshan Khan is CEO, and Karen Sherman is Rwanda director of Women for Women International, providing women survivors of war and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis to stability and self-sufficiency.

Washington, DC, USA  |  www.womenforwomen.org  |  @WomenforWomen

Abby Sarmac is a program officer of The Lemelson Foundation, which supports invention-based social enterprises addressing significant human needs in developing countries.

Portland, OR, USA  |  www.lemelson.org  |  @LemelsonFdn

Elizabeth Scharpf is founder of Sustainable Health Enterprises, which provides women in Rwanda and other developing countries with greater access to health products, including a menstrual pad made from banana tree fibers.In 2010, Sustainable Health Enterprises was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


New York, NY, USA  |  www.sheinnovates.com  |  @SHEnterprises

Edward Schwarz is general manager of the Holcim Foundation and the Holcim Awards, promoting sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural issues affecting building and construction.

Zurich, Switzerland  |  www.holcimfoundation.org  |  @HolcimAwards

Kirtee Shah is principal of KSA Design Planning Services and director of the Ahmedabad Study Action Group, which promotes low-cost housing for urban and rural poor to improve quality of life and campaigns against child labor.

Gujarat, India

Brinda Somaya is co-founder and principal of Somaya & Kalappa Consultants, which undertake projects of all scales with an expressed belief that "the architect's role is that of guardian; he or she is the conscience of the built and un-built environment."

Mumbai, India  |  www.snkindia.com

Kevin Starr is managing director of the Mulago Foundation, focused on health, poverty, and conservation in the world's poorest places by funding organizations working towards maximum social impact with the potential to go to scale.

San Francisco, CA, USA  |  www.mulagofoundation.org  |  @mulagostarr

Ratan Tata is the head of The Tata Trust, a foundation focused in part on the maintenance of physical infrastructure, such as hospitals and schools as well as post-disaster relief.

Mumbai, India  |  www.srtt.org

Lauren Tavener-Smith, Andreas Keller, Berry Wessels, and Vanessa von der Heyde are co-founders of iShack Living, a database on design solutions for informal settlements primarily addressing inadequate housing and services for the urban poor.

Lynedoch, South Africa  |  ishackliving.co.za

Jim Taylor and Debbie Aung Din are co-founders of Proximity Designs, which works with rural farming families in Myanmar to develop technologies and services to help alleviate poverty.

Burma, Myanmar  |  www.proximitydesigns.org  |  @ProximityDesign

Greg Van Kirk is co-founder of Community Enterprise Solutions, which has pioneered the micro-consignment model to design and implement responses to long-standing development challenges aimed at alleviating poverty sustainably.

New York, NY, USA  |  www.cesolutions.org  |  @CESolu

Marcus Veerman is founder and CEO of PlaygroundIDEAS, which works to improve the education and wellbeing of children in under-resourced communities through training and resourcing communities to build beautiful, safe playgrounds

Melbourne, Australia  |  www.playgroundideas.org  |  @playgroundideas

Ian Vincent is founder of Designing for Tomorrow a social network focused on the built environment, uniting people around the world with a passion for not only shaping tomorrow's places and spaces, but also the societies of tomorrow.

Auckland, New Zealand  |  www.designingfortomorrow.org

Lu Wenyu and Wang Shu are principals of Amateur Architecture Studio, a name that references the approach an amateur builder takes-one based on spontaneity, craft skills, and cultural traditions.

Hangzhou, China

Amos Winter is a professor at MIT and founder of Global Research Innovation & Technology, which uses technology to improve people's lives, through products like the Leveraged Freedom Chair, an all-terrain wheelchair for developing countries.

Boston, MA, USA  |  www.gogrit.org  |  @gogritorg

Ewa Wojkowska and Toshi Nakamura are co-founders of Kopernik, an online marketplace for life-changing technologies designed for the developing world such as Q-drum, LifeStraw, and Ad-specs.

Bali, Indonesia  |  www.kopernik.info  |  @thekopernik

Jodie Wu is CEO of Global Cycle Solutions, a social enterprise working to design and disseminate affordable, quality technology, such as a bike-powered maize sheller, a bicycle phone-charger, and a drip irrigation kit for developing countries.

Arusha, Tanzania  |  www.gcstz.com  |  @GlobalCycleSoln

Hsieh Ying-Chun is an architect works in rural areas of Asia that have been decimated by natural disaster, training villagers to build locally appropriate dwellings with greater safety, structural integrity, and sustainability. In 2011, Hsieh Ying-Chun was recognized with the Curry Stone Design Prize; watch their finalist video below.


Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan
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John Cary is the founding editor of PublicInterestDesign.org, a strategist for the $1,000,000 TED Prize, and co-curator of the Autodesk Gallery's Public Interest Design: Products, Places, & Processes exhibition.

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Special thanks to our research associate Gilad Meron; web developer Jessie Canon; as well as our first cohort of nominators and the Curry Stone Design Prize for bringing a number of individuals and teams to our attention.

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