Diébédo Francis Kéré

Elegance using local crafts and materials

Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture: he wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he’s helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.

Diébédo Francis Kéré and his architectural firm design buildings that are good for the environment — and those who use them. Full bio

TEDCity2.0 2013 Conference

New York City, USA  ·  September 2013

Dream me. Build me. Make me real. On September 20, 2013, TEDCity2.0 took place at the TimesCenter in New York City. Co-curated and co-hosted by Chris Anderson, John Cary and Courtney Martin, the event surfaced stories of urban ingenuity and interdependence from across the globe, and featured an unexpected mix of over 20 speakers... More Info

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