“Design With the Other 90 Percent: Cities,” a show organized by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, shows how the problems of millions of the world’s poorest people are being addressed.
Last week was heavy on the #OWS movement (I was speaking at a forum on my campus, so it was most certainly on my mind). On the flip side, what about the 1%? Do any of their foundations and charitable donations seek to counterbalance poverty in some of the slums? This is a timely reminder that while the system may be imbalanced, there are great people and fantastic projects all around the world bringing hope to communities, one person at a time.