FILM PREMIER: SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH THATCHER BEAN, DIRECTOR
DESIGN THAT HEALS

7:00 p.m. PACKARD AUDITORIUM

Thatcher Bean, Videographer for MASS Design will screen the film, Design That Heals in Packard Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.

In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, one of the world’s greatest healthcare pioneers uses architecture to fight the worst cholera outbreak in over a century. After the U.N. inadvertently introduced cholera to Haiti in 2010, Haitian healthcare provider Dr. Jean William Pape from Les Centres GHESKIO asked the architects at MASS Design Group to help develop a long-term solution to fight the disease – one that could address the underlying structural issues that allowed cholera to thrive in the first place. Design That Heals is the product of a four year design and documentary engagement with the visionary staff of Les Centres GHESKIO and the community members they serve. The film aims to spark a conversation about the relationship between architecture, global health and film. It has been screened at film festivals across the world. Among its awards are Best Documentary Short Award at the 2017 Stockholm Independent Film Festival and winner for Best Short Documentary 2017 Orlando Film Festival.

MASS Design Group is a non-profit architectural firm dedicated to understanding the short- and long-term ripple effects made by architectural decisions at all scales-for inhabitants, clients, communities, and societies. Founded by CC Alumnus Alan Ricks and Michael Murphy the firm has won international acclaim for their designs for clinics and hospitals in Africa and Haiti. The firm won the 2017 National Design Award for Architecture/Design.

Thatcher Bean helped launch MASS’s internal film production in 2013. He has directed Design That Heals and the feature length documentary Made In Ilima, which have screened at film festivals and universities internationally. Thatcher has served as a guest critic at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and speaker at Columbia and Brown Universities.

The film screening is part of Design Week sponsored by the Art Department Conway Design Fund.

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