Safe Agua Project Included in National Level Showcase with Design with the Other 90%

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October 13, 2011

Safe Agua Chile projects Gota a Gota (students – Stella Hernandez, Nubia Mercado, Diane Jie Wei), reLAVA (students – KC Cho, Jacqueline Black) and Research Methodology Cards (faculty – Penny Herscovitch, Dan Gottlieb, Liliana Becerra) will be featured in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s “Design with the Other 90%: Cities” Exhibition at the United Nations (October 15, 2011-January 9, 2012)  The Smithsonian Channel will also be airing portions of The Safe Agua Documentary by Broadcast Cinema alumna Elizabeth Bayne, as part of a corresponding Design with the Other 90% documentary mini-series.

Safe Agua is a social innovation collaboration between Designmatters at Art Center College of Design and Chilean NGO Un Techo Para mi Pais (Un Techo). This unique combination of design education, design research, and social entrepreneurship aims to help families in Chile’s campamentos (slums) overcome water poverty.

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