Design Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises: By Architecture For Humanity: "Photos and descriptions of simple inventions which really help people out, from instant desalinators to produce drinking water, to quick self-build houses for earthquake victims, each told with a story around them". (Lorraine Buckley)
Thousands of skeletons found in a London burial pit were victims of a 13th century volcanic eruption in Indonesia. The excavations were carried out at Spitalfields Market in east London and there could be 18,000 burials. The eruption was so big that its sulpherous gases created a veil of dry fog across the earth's stratosphere which blocked out sunlight and altered the atmosphere.
Haruki Murakami (born January 12, 1949) studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo. Murakami is a serious marathon runner and triathlon enthusiast, though he did not start running until he was 33 years old. In 2006, Murakami became the sixth recipient of the Franz Kafka Prize. In 2011, Murakami donated his €80,000 winnings from the International Catalunya Prize to the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and to those affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Wikipedia)
“They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.” -Britney Gengel -