Join Maria Giudice for an in-depth discussion in this video Getting involved with the project, part of Hot Studio's Open Architecture Network: Start to Finish.
Female Speaker 1: We started working with Cameron Sinclair in 2006, is that correct? Male Speaker: Yeah. Female Speaker 1: Yeah, it was after I saw him speak at the TED Conference. He won the TED Prize. So, Cameron Sinclair's wish was to create a community that actively embraces open source design to generate innovative and sustainable living standards for all. Cameron had this very incredibly moving speech and he said that he needed a website to do this and they asked the community if they -- they needed a good design team.
And then I went, "We can do that," and I sent an e-mail to Amy Novogratz from TED and I said, "Look, well I have this company named Hot Studio. We design websites. We would be happy to help design this new website." And to my surprise, I think it was like that day, I get an email back with, "Great!" And I'm like, "What did I do?!" Female Speaker 2: You had no idea what you signed up for. Female Speaker 1: I know! So Cameron came and met us and then we started working on this project.