Lecture: 'How the Other Half of the World’s Households Live'

Event Details

October 18, 2016
5:30 pm

Herter Hall

Room: 231

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Jean Crossman

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?

Event Category

Lecture/Talk Architecture