Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 12 Design for Developing Countries

Mercy Corps is host to a design exhibition curated by Cooper Hewitt design museum: Design for the Other 90%. This show of appropriate technology has been exhibited at the Walker Art Center and the offices of the CDC, it's headed to the offices of National Geographic. You can stop by Mercy Corps new offices by Saturday Market to see it. Tonight they host Dr. Paul Polak speaking on his nonprofit of 28 years, International Development Enterprises. He is author to Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, alternatives to traditional international aid programs. An important project they undertake is producing pumps to draw clean water for household use and agriculture in Africa and Asia. From water, they work to develop sustainable businesses that build communities. In the new Mercy Corps office - the building next to Saturday Market at Ankeny and SW 1st. 7:30PM Free