International Design Clinic is a non-profit organization that has been started with the intention of giving design students an opportunity to contribute to community needs with design solutions for the betterment of those communities, terming it as “Guerilla Architecture and Humanitarian Design”. The group is spurred on by the ideas that the world has many desperate needs currently and that those needs require creative solutions by creative individuals. The students are lead by IDC’s founder and president, Gerald Shall, who is currently a faculty member of Architecture at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The group, though very new, has already completed design+build projects for children’s playgrounds in Romania and Louisiana. The next upcoming project will entail students engaging in an exercise to design a portable ‘school house’ for Mumbai, India.
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