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This week on Rebel Architecture features the work of Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia as he researches, designs, and builds a $4000 home in rural Vietnam.

Entries to The Lighthouse 2014 Design Impact Award are due Friday, September 5th. Winning projects will receive a prize of £5,000 along with a feature in a public exhibition.

Powerful and eye-opening: this week on Rebel Architecture, "The Architecture of Violence" travels to Israel, Palestine, and the Occupied West Bank with architect Eyal Weizman who demonstrates how architecture has contributed to the evolution of urban warfare.

Read about how El Guadual Center in Colombia was built using participatory design methods that involved the whole community and helped to organize a complex program.

MASS Design Group's new video "Nziza Cyane: Landscapes that Heal" features the collaboration between senior director Sierra and master gardener Jean Baptiste in Rwanda.

How will public interest/impact design look in 2024? 18 emerging and established practitioners weigh in for our first round-up.

Inspiring article “What Kind of Prison Might the Inmates Design?” on the restorative justice design workshops that Deanna VanBuren is coordinating nationwide.

New book released on 'Architecture Live Projects' by Harriet Harriss and Lynette Widder -- a collection of essays and case studies on work completed "in the borderlands between architectural education and built environment practice."

Today at 11:30pm BST/ 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT: learn how 'Rebel Architect' Yasmeen Lari has built over 36,000 homes using vernacular techniques and local materials for Pakistanis affected by floods and earthquakes.

9 Women Who Are Rocking Public Interest Design

Calling seasoned architects, engineers, & graphic designers in NYC: Design Trust is seeking fellows to collaborate on a new program to develop guidelines for ground floor retail and community space in mixed-use developments. Apply by Sep 15th!

The Work Department is seeking a Project Manager to join their small team of communication designers & strategists in Detroit. Work on #socialimpact projects that make a difference.

Chicago-based Archeworks is offering two courses in public interest design for the 2014-15 Sustainable Urban Design certificate program. Apply by Sep 15th!

Al Jazeera's 'Rebel Architecture' series premieres today with "Guerilla Architect" Santiago Cirugeda in Spain. Tune in at 11:30pm BST / 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT today or later this week to watch the first of six episodes.

UMN's College of Design Dean Thomas Fisher speaks about "Redesigning The Practice Of Architecture To Reach The 95%" on the Business of Architecture podcast

Do you have an idea that makes cities more livable? Submit your ideas to the first annual Orange Social Design Award, created by SPIEGEL ONLINE and KulturSPIEGEL, for a chance to win one of two €2,500 prizes.

Van Alen Institute recently launched the Future Ground competition to transform abandoned lots into resources for the people of New Orleans. Registration and RFQs due September 29th.

bcWORKSHOP is now accepting applications to the annual Fellowship Program for recent grads in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and planning.

New release: Humanitarian Architecture - 15 Stories of Architects Working After Disaster by Esther Charlesworth features well-known and emerging designers working in post-disaster areas around the world.

Learn more about new community-based nonprofit Public Interest Design -- Levant located in Beirut, Lebanon.

Support recent architecture grads Abe Drechsler & Brian Gaudio research and document life in South American informal communities this summer by donating to their Indiegogo campaign by Thursday, Aug 14th.

Join the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco on September 4th for "Design Gone Good" night and hear more about impact design, including a talk from Krista Donaldson. Ticket sales open Monday, August 11th, at noon PT so act quickly!

Check out the 2014 Core77 Design Award winners, including 2 for #socialimpact category!

Read more about our first series of guest posts leading up to the launch of the Impact Design Hub (plus 'impact design' explained.)

Y:Cube by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: affordable, lightweight, stackable housing units that can 'pop-up' in vacant lots!