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-> Re: GSBN:Fwd: Pictures for an important presentation
     by Athena & Bill Steen absteen@...


Date: 12 Mar 2004 21:14:11 -0600
From: Athena & Bill Steen absteen@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:Fwd: Pictures for an important presentation

I'll wait to hear from you.


On Mar 11, 2004, at 7:20 AM, Rene Dalmeijer wrote:

> I would like to on behalf of an Indian researcher ask the following.
> Deepa Nair is going to present a paper at the a conference in Delhi on 
> the 15th of this month. In her presentation she is going to present SB 
> as a possible technology for building ecologically sound shelters. the 
> schedule and other details for the conference are available on 
> http://devalt.org
> I have been supporting her on various matters since early summer last 
> year but would like to ask your help in this. I must stress due to my 
> involvement I have been highly impressed with the results already 
> achieved in India in creating affordable and ecologically sound 
> shelters these many earnest and effective programs have already been 
> executed creating millions of simple houses for the very poorest. The 
> conference reflects the level. Until so far SB has not been promoted 
> very strongly but it is a serious option. Deepa has a 15 minute time 
> slot for her presentation so her whole presentation is only going to 
> be 15 slides of which 3 will be specifically focussed on SB. No 
> increasing the SB portion is not an option the other components of the 
> presentation are just as relevant and important. I can vouch for that.
> I have suggested the following:
> A The first slide showing the range of possible buildings. Very fancy 
> and old The Burrit mansion of 1938, A modern mansion Ouwerkerk, a 
> shelter China, Mongolia, Mexico you chose which would be the best I 
> want to use these four pictures to show the range and to localize it 
> one of the few Indian SB houses. I have a relatively suitable picture 
> for this too. I need a suitable picture for the third ie either China, 
> Mongolia or Mexico what this picture should illustrate is that a 
> shelter building can look very attractive and it should also show some 
> people stressing the communal aspect.
> The second slide iluustrates and shows the reasons to choose SB. I 
> already have a slide I use in my own introductory SB presentation I 
> use regualrly but not good supporting pictures. I need something maybe 
> a picture of an open cut mine to illustrate depleting resources. And a 
> nice picture of small rural surrounding not too romantic it must look 
> modern. Preferably with a wheat rice field in the background.
> The last is the building process Foundation, stacking, roof, 
> plastering ie 4 pictures.
> This is my most specific need I have to fulfill I have to ask your 
> help on this because I don't have a good sequence on one building. 
> Preferably a building like one of the Casas que Cantan project would 
> be best because of the obvious simplicity. I would also like to show 
> men and women working together but preferably not too many children it 
> must not look like a party.
> If you could help please mail me what you propose to send, it should 
> be good enough for a presentation but not very big max 240x300. If it 
> is slightly bigger ok I will manage it myself. If you have other ideas 
> for the slides I am all ears and eyes for even better.
> Rene Dalmeijer
> Please note that my current e-mail address is now
> rene.dalmeijer@...
> Please send replies to this address
> ----

Athena & Bill Steen
The Canelo Project
HC1 Box 324
Canelo/Elgin, AZ 85611


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