The GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center in Haiti.
Photo: MODA Facebook page
Photo: MODA Facebook page

See MODA's new exhibit on architecture designed to improve lives

The Museum of Design Atlanta’s new exhibit focuses on buildings from all over the world that are designed for, and created with, the people who use them. 

Curated by architect, writer and speaker John Cary, the “Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone,” exhibit opened Sunday. The showcase displays buildings or structures such as the GHESKIO Cholera Treatment Center in Haiti, the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan and locally, the Atlanta Beltline. 

Guests will also learn about the 20,000-square-foot Urugo Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda, which provides support to survivors of war, poverty and injustice. Women made each of the 500,000 bricks used to construct the building, and the fan-like, dual-purpose roof system was designed to shade them from the sun or collect rain.

A display for the Women’s Opportunity Center in Rwanda at MODA’s Design for Good exhibit.
Photo: BECCA J. G. GODWIN

The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday until Jan. 20. Guests can also attend ticketed events, including a lecture by Cary on Thursday or a talk from the executive director of MASS Design Group, Michael Murphy, on Oct. 18.

Museum admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, military and educators; $5 for children ages 6-17 and college students; and free for children under 5. The second Sunday of every month is Family Free Day

MODA is located at 1315 Peachtree St., across from the High Museum of Art. 

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