Alan Ricks

The Global South has something to teach the Global North about beauty

Alan Ricks is an architect who believes that buildings can heal communities. In this visually stunning talk, he tells the story of how one hospital has transformed the expectations, opportunities, and health of some of the planet’s poorest people in rural Rwanda. “I learned that architecture wasn’t about simply a completed building,” he explains, “but about the process that created it.”

Impact designer Alan Ricks believes the global South has something to teach the global North about beauty.

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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