The architectural community is in mourning following the death early this month of Paul Pholeros. A founding director of the Sydney based not-for-profit environmental health and design studio Healthhabitat. Paul exemplified how architecture and good design can be a force that can be utilised to engender greater equality and social justice.
Paul Pholeros founded Healthhabitat with Dr Paul Torzillo and anthropologist Stephan Rainow in 1985. Working alongside remote, urban and rural communities both in Australia and abroad, his was a life spent in dedication to improving the living environment of disadvantaged communities.
Having touched the lives of so many Paul will greatly missed, however he has left a legacy - that of inspiring others to continue to battle against antipathy and prejudice. Those who knew him or had heard him speak could not help but understand his message - even in small ways individuals can affect lasting change.
- Article: Vanessa Couzens
- Image: ‘Paul Pholereos’ (Youtube Video Still), 2013, How Design Can Help Fight Poverty: Paul Pholeros at TEDxSydney