In many ways, the regulations surrounding investment have impeded the growth and development of many markets. However, recent legislation has made it possible for companies like rabble to operate as part investment bank, part crowd-funding platform, making it easier than ever for individuals to invest in projects and developments that they care about, and that could have a significant positive impact on communities.
rabble's experiential concept store "the rabble lab" in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.
This type of ‘impactful investment’ is at the core of rabble’s philosophy, and CEO Umber Bawa is quick to point out the difference in how their investments are made. Funds generated by rabble are used for investments like property acquisition, rehabilitation and development, adaptive reuse, historic preservation of buildings, and new construction.
With a background in renewable energy, Bawa knows the struggles of funding ideas that are atypical and don’t always offer generous return on investment. However, it’s these projects, these ideas, that will change the worlds of architecture and affordable housing forever.
About the book: 176 pages, A4 portrait, softcover collection of interviews, design concepts, essays and case studies backed up with premium color high resolution images, on white, uncoated glossy paper.
Editor Collin Anderson
ARCHHIVE is a print publication expanding on the ideas presented by
Bee Breeders Architecture Competition Organisers.
Bee Breeders is a generator of new ideas, conceived by a worldwide
think tank, for tackling challenging design issues. It often works with
civic, industry, or government partners to initiate its competitions, some
of which are conceptual while others are intended to be built.
ARCHHIVE aims to bring together architects with startups,
entrepreneurs, developers, and problem-solving organizations which tackle these same global issues, often in ways other than building. ARCHHIVE merges the wealth of Bee Breeders’ novel architectural
design proposals, with complementary ideas in entrepreneurship,
policy, and technology.