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Haiti - Reconstruction : Visit of a Delegation of «Now Institute» of the University of California
08/02/2015 10:26:26

Haiti - Reconstruction : Visit of a Delegation of «Now Institute» of the University of California
Due to the strike of public transport this Monday, the presentation of the book Haiti NOW of the Now Institute was postponed to a later date.

FOKAL thank you for your understanding.

Monday, the Knowledge and Freedom Foundation (FOKAL) receives a large delegation of "NOW Insitute" of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for the presentation and launch of the book "Haiti NOW" (written in French and english). Speakers : Eui-Sung Yi, Director of the Now Institute, economist Kesner Pharel and architect Frederick Mangonès.

"Haiti NOW" is a book of 700 pages with various reflections, infographic data and statistics on the country's reality according to six major themes: built environment, natural environment, infrastructure, people and culture, government, history, economy, a work started in Haiti in 2012, two years after the January 2010 earthquake.

"Our hope was to undertake a multifaceted investigation of the history of Haiti, anchored in its revolutionary foundation, and use it to better understand the integrative nature of the present conditions of the Nation," wrote Thom Mayne, founder-President of Now Institute.

"The research provided in this book [...] provides a collective overview of the urgent and pressing relevance of Haiti to current urban planning discussions on the themes of long lasting, durability and resistance," written for his part Eui-Sung Yi, Director of the Now Institute.

Six Haitian intellectuals have written essays in this book : Hervé Sabin, Frédérick Mangonès, Jean W. Weiner, Michèle D. Pierre-Louis, Nadège T. Clitandre and Kesner Pharel.

Date Monday, February 9, 2015
Time 5:00 p.m.
Venue: UNESCO-Fokal, 143, Avenue Christophe - (509) 2813-1694
FREE ADMISSION in the limits of available places

Learn more about the "Now Institute" :
The "Now Institute" is an urban research center at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Centre apply strategic urban reflections to real world problems. Over the past 10 years, the Institute has partnered with private organizations, policy makers and NGOs in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Madrid, Beijing and Port-au-Prince. Visit the website www.thenowinstitute.org/

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