• Smithsonian Channel
    Design with the Other 90 Percent

    S1 E1 A New Vision

    Around the world, people are tackling issues of urban poverty with determination and ingenuity. The people of Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa, are finally putting themselves on the map and improving the infrastructure in their community. In South Africa, an architect teams with an engineer to devise a better way to build with local materials. And in Medellin, Colombia, a visionary team reinvigorates the city with cable cars and spectacular architecture.

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Worldwide, billions of people have little access to things that many of us take for granted: shelter, food, clean water, transportation, and healthcare. But what they lack in resources, many make up for with determination and resourcefulness. This series, inspired by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum exhibition, takes a closer look at the ingenious ways that people are teaming up to find solutions to daunting urban problems. From Africa to South America to Asia - visionaries around the world show how good design can solve problems and create a better future - for 100% of us.
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Design with the Other 90 Percent