Around the Design World in 180 Words: Earthquake Relief Edition

  • The American Institute of Architects has offered assistance to Japan’s architects as well as to U.S. agencies coordinating disaster relief efforts. “We are in contact with our colleagues at AIA Japan and the Japan Institute of Architects to offer not only our condolences but our profession’s technical and professional expertise when the initiative begins focusing on rebuilding,” said Clark Manus, 2011 President of the AIA, in a statement issued today.
  • Japan Society has created a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the earthquake in Japan. Donate here and 100% of your tax-deductible contributions will go to organization(s) that directly help victims recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis.
  • Magazine-turned-pop culture provider Giant Robot is holding a group art show to benefit the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in its humanitarian efforts to help children in Japan impacted by the earthquake and tsunami. Artists including Gary Baseman, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, and Jillian Tamaki have donated work, and marketing agency Intertrend has agreed to match the first $10,000 raised. The show opens Saturday at GR2 in Los Angeles.