'Building Trust' is essentially a charity that offers design assistance to communities and individuals in need. From looking at the problems to finding sustainable aid solutions to ultimately providing buildings and infrastructure. These core actions have blossomed into advocating and educating on the principles of socially aware design, providing an accessable resource on humanitarian design projects and providing a structure for the crossover of information between design professionals.
We are an international organisation currently working in Asia, Europe, South, Central and North America. We are always on the look out for new projects to get involved with. We like to match a person with the skills needed by a project, recruiting an from a professional background for a specific project. We are now preparing to start accepting people who wish to further their knowledge in one of the areas in which we work. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us
We are searching for like minded people to start building trust stations locally to them. We know that local people know local issues and can provide design responses to local needs. If you have a design idea that would benefit your local community we want to hear from you. Community led design is a key part of sustainable design.
Are you a teacher, lecturer or involved with design/ architectural studies. We have connections with a number of academic institutions where our projects are used as briefs for students. We are always interested in collaborating with young people and getting them to think about the issues that we work with. Please do contact us if you are interested in collaborating in the future.
Keep up to date with the latest from the 'moving school' project on the Thai-Burmese Border. By following Vodaphone 'World of Difference' winner & founding member of Building Trust Louise McKillop and her Blog.
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