Seminar: Designing for the refugee crisis
9th May 2016, The Building Centre, London UK
DATE: 9/5/2016
“Over the past year the refugee situation across Europe has escalated into a full-blown crisis. Very recently local authorities in Calais began destroying sections of the “Jungle” – the sprawling refugee and migrant camp that has become a symbol of Europe´s immigration crisis. Architects are equipped with the knowledge that can provide a solution to one of the most basic human rights refugees need: shelter. The question is not should the architectural community respond, but how? This panel discussion in partnership with Museum of Architecture will shed light on some of the work architects and designers are doing in response to the crisis.” 

Speakers include:
Dr. Harriet Harriss, senior tutor in Interior Design & Architecture & head of PhD Program at the Royal College of Art
Katherine McNeil, trustee and director at Architecture for Humanity London
Representatives from Better Shelter and Innovation & Planning Agency Association

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