Lecture: 'How the Other Half of the World’s Households Live'
October 18, 2016
UMass Amherst Campus
David Dillon Memorial Lecture
Hearth Tales/How the Other Half of the World’s Households Live
Over 3.1 billion people rely on inefficient fuels to meet their daily cooking needs. The resulting scourge of household air pollution kills over four million people annually. How can we better design at all scales-from the hearth to the household - to the globe - help bring over 40 percent of humanity out of this "smoking section"? And what role can designers play in re-imagining the ways in which those in rural and informal urban settlements access the full suite of energy (and other) services we enjoy here in the US?