About Small Works
The Department of Small Works is a design collaborative that works with non profits and foundations to implementing building solutions for communities in need. We work in areas of systemic poverty to post-disaster reconstruction.
Founded by Cameron Sinclair after two decades of building and running Architecture for Humanity, the collaborative began as a outlet for writing and designing. In 2012 it began supporting social impact designers and has gone on to work with them to develop a number of sustainable projects.
Currently the team are working on projects in Afghanistan, Iceland, Italy, Jordan, South Sudan and the United States. Projects range from re-deployable shelters for Syrian refugees to collaborating with electronic artists on a sound therapy lab for returning vets.
Our first built work will be built in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan in March 2015 and for the 2015 Expo in Milan, Italy.
Kiribati: Betio Hospital Update
Small Works was collaborating with the Real Medicine Foundation, RYOT Foundation, Team Rubicon and Young Pioneer Disaster Response to help the Government of Kiribati respond to damage caused by Cyclone Pam. We did an initial evaluation of damage and were set to repair the nations main maternity ward and hospital. However, funding was not found and the project was ended.