Our game changing jurors…
Cameron is the co-founder and 'Chief Eternal Optimist' (CEO) of Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organization which provides architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis. Since 1999 the organization has worked in thirty six countries on projects ranging from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long term sustainable development. It has been internationally recognized for its’ reconstruction efforts in South Asia, the United States Gulf Coast and in Haiti.
As a result of the 2006 TED prize, Sinclair launched the Open Architecture Network, the worlds’ first open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. Every two years it hosts a global challenge to tackle a systemic issue within the built environment. Next year will see their most controversial program to date.
Sinclair is also a recipient of the National Design Award and the Wired Magazine Rave Award. Sinclair is a honorary life member of the Royal Society of Arts and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Daniel graduated from architect school in 2008. His short career has been focused mainly in open, and public competitions resulting in numerous international recognitions. He has been involved in projects ranging from minimal residential units to urban planning leading architecture teams in award winning offices such as Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos.
In 2010, he joined Architecture for Humanity as a Design Fellow, and is currently working in Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro leading the community design processes for the construction of the Homeless World Cup Legacy Youth and Women's Leadership Center, a Round 1 GAMECHANGERS grant recipient.
Deborah has been a youth and community worker for over 30 years and became involved in sport for development in 2001, accepting an opportunity to volunteer with the UK based charity Voluntary Service Overseas. This gave her the chance to combine her professional experience with a passion for football, managing the British Council’s Community Action Through Sports Project in Nigeria. As an international trainer for another British Council/Youth Sports Trust initiative “Dreams and Teams”, she worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa for five years. Deborah then swapped the African sun for the colder climes of Edinburgh, where she has been the Homeless World Cup’s Homeless World Cup’s International Partnerships Manager for 18 months.
When not at work, you can find Debs behind a book, walking and supporting Liverpool FC, England and football in general!
Greg is a Design Fellow for Architecture for Humanity. In the past year he has been working with the Mahiga community, and partners from the Nobelity Project to construct the Mahiga High Rainwater Court, a Round 1 GAMECHANGERS grant recipient.
The Grand Opening of the School and RainWater Court opened in early October. A day after the opening, the sky opened up and captured 12,000 liters of fresh water – a source of fresh, clean drinking water for the community.
Nine years ago Hunter Muraira helped launch Nike’s skateboarding program, Nike SB. In his current role as global brand manager for Nike Skateboarding, Hunter has helped develop community based skateboarding programs such as “The Paul Rodriguez Jr. Skateboarding foundation” and scholastic programs like the “Honor Roll Skateboard Club”. Hunter has witnessed first hand how a strategically placed, well-designed skate park can transform a community for the better.
Jorginho is retired professional football player, having played for the Brazilian national team that won the 1994 World Cup. He was also assistant manager to Dunga´s 2010 World Cup squad. Currently, he coaches for the local Goiás Esporte Clube.
10 years ago, in his native Rio de Janeiro, he founded the Instituto Bola Pra Frente - serving vulnerable children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years, offering them the opportunity for social advancement through sports, education, arts + culture, and professional skills. The Instituto Bola Pra Frente was a Round 1 GAMECHANGERS grant recipient. The Homeless World Cup Legacy Youth and Women's Leadership Center is nearing completion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rowena is the Director of Duara Consulting – an organization that provides advice and insights on the mutually valuable relationships between companies and not-for-profits. Prior to incorporating Duara, Rowena worked for Beyond Sport, the global organization that spans the sport for development movement – where she set up and managed the foundation that is the charitable partner of Beyond Sport. From 2007 to 2009 Rowena headed up Barclays Spaces for Sports – a £40m flagship community investment programme that uses sport as a tool to revitalize and regenerate communities and bring about substantial social change.
Tom De Blasis
Currently, Tom is a Global Design Director for Nike Football (Soccer) and has a background in Industrial Design, music, art, photography, surfing, riding bikes, being in the forest and generally coming to terms with the concept of authority. Usually when people hear that he's had 28 different home addresses in his 41 years they'll think he's a fugitive, an Army brat or in the Witness Protection program - none of which are true.
Tom believes that good design can be a tonic for communities often damaged by the effects of modernization, industrialization or globalization. A good design process can lead the discussion from 'what's wrong' to 'what will we do differently', solve real needs, be inclusive, and lift up the community both collectively and individually.