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The Revolution Has Begun: How Kickstarter Is Changing Architecture


How do you raise money for a civic design project these days? You can go the traditional route—apply for a grant, make a pitch to city officials, befriend a wealthy patron—or, you can try your hand at crowdfunding. A growing number of architects are doing just that, turning to Kickstarter, the popular crowdfunding website for creative types, to generate both cash and buzz. It’s an approach that makes a lot of sense in today’s limping economy

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  • Rachel Biel

    Interesting.... I didn't realize architects were also using Kickstarter... I just posted one initiative for a friend today where a barn needs renovation:

    My friend was talking about how traditional funding has decreased dramatically, even from individual contributions on campaign drives and he was wondering if it's because more people are contributing to crowd funding projects.