Introducing the topic, by stating the argument “ what if refugee camps where designed in a more sophisticated way. They currently meet their basic such as shelter, food and water but what if there are design solutions that would meet their psychological needs.
Designing for 99% of the worlds population (Buck minister fuller theory)
design for the real world victor papnik
1000 words Main body:
-Refugee camps providing basic needs such as shelter food and water. Talk about the shelters being provided , structures..etc And how do they provide these basic needs.
-Examples of the best refugee camps , whats good about them and whats not/ whats missing from them.
-Refugees being traumatised because of what they go through, their journeys (psychologically and physically.
Design interventions,case studies of other camps/houses/spaces. The case studies don’t necessarily have to be camps , however the concept must be adapted to refugee camps. For example a house or space that creates a sense of familiarity to people, a space that creates a community, transformation spaces and adapting the concept to refugee camps. whether it could work for them in terms of creating a community or sense of familiarity in the space thus affecting psychological needs.
Examples of controlled spaces, that give its occupants the ability to do normal daily chores/tasks for e.ghygienic beauty , buying stuff..etc what happens if that would be applied to refugee camps, how would it make them feel.
Ikea’s flat pack furniture refugee shelter solutions the fact that it could work wonders for refugees psychological needs, cause people might be able to relate to it , maybe remind them of their houses before the moved to the camps , creating a sense of personal space and familiarity thus meeting their psychological needs , of affecting them in term of feeling safe..etc.http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/24/ikea-flat-pack-refugee-shelters-go-into-production-better-shelter-unhcr/
Jordanian designer , that designed smart tents , maybe she used local resources dealing with the country’s natural resources , where are the refugees coming from ?http://abeerseikaly.com/weavinghome.php
creating design environments which have a sense of familiarity to these refugees.
Creating an experience, giving a sense of taste to the living spaces.
Design solutions that would make a difference to refugees psychological needs.
Resources to be used :
Book : Design like you give a damn by thames and hudson . p50 and 51 humanitarian design today,
Transitional community p.94-99
Dome village : p180-183 talks about creating jobs while building structures , making refugees feel better and empowered.
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