Posted by Karl Johnson on
Thu, 01/22/2015
Hello Students Rebuild - greetings from Oakland! You may have heard that January 12, 2015 , was the five-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake in Haiti that took thousands of lives and brought... Read more
Posted by Sabrina Urquhart on
Tue, 12/30/2014
It's difficult to belive January 12 will be mark the fifth anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. At Students Rebuild, we always begin the New Year with our hearts and minds on those who survived... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Wed, 02/12/2014
I was hungry after landing in SFO, but relieved to be back. Night had fallen, but somehow the smell of the ocean glided across the dark peninsula to the bayside airport's passenger pick-up. Perhaps... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Fri, 02/07/2014
To and from Port-au-Prince, flight safety instructions are presented in all three languages: French, English and Creole. By the time they’re over you feel like you might be fluent in each one, and... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Wed, 02/05/2014
Port-au-Prince's airport is disorienting to the point you really wish a designer had applied all the wayfinding tricks in the book to make that little universe make sense. The arrival experience has... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Fri, 01/31/2014
Following Marie Beliard we were driving to the horse park. “They’re competing today,” Stacey tells us. For the competition Haitian riders would guide their trusty steeds (technical term!) through a... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Thu, 01/30/2014
My last day in Haiti. After lunch I’d be flying north, and then west back to San Francisco. Any time you fly a good distance west you’re in for a long one – the slower sun combined with the diversity... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Mon, 01/27/2014
Adam’s a natural behind the wheel in Haiti: liberal use of the horn; taking the shoulder when the tap-taps get jammed up; commanding the rugged road. It’s a rosy view through his SUV’s cracked... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Thu, 01/23/2014
While easily treatable, cholera has been responsible for the deaths of thousands, and Haiti and international health organizations are fighting it with few and shrinking resources . During Haiti’s... Read more
Posted by Karl Johnson on
Fri, 12/27/2013
In two parallel halls, Architecture for Humanity (AFH) conducts its work. We’ve spent most of our time on the “architecture” side of the office, but the planners would argue that their work is just... Read more