… for a session on Architecture and Design as a tool for Migration and Advocacy
at the 106th ACSA Annual Meeting | The Ethical Imperative
March 15-17, 2018 | Denver, Colorado
Deadline to submit: October 4th, 2017
Between January 2015 and the Summer of 2016 approximately 65.000 newcomers predominantly from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq arrived in the German capital city of Berlin. The majority of new arrivals were placed in temporary shelters and wait idle for months, sometimes years, for their asylum application to be granted. Many are stifled by German bureaucracy and language barriers to enter the labor force and become active and productive members of the communities they reside in.
September 04-15, 2017
This international workshop will develop prototypes and interventions in Berlin Lichtenberg to activate the economic and socio-cultural potential of refugees who arrived in Berlin in recent years and still live in temporary shelters.
on April 22nd at a 1-day summit at NYU in New York, which brings together various diplomats, representatives from the United Nations, eminent architects, and academics from Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, NYU amongst others, to present and discuss displacement issues faced by individuals living in refugee settlements. Framed by a design competition – Place and Displacement, which asked teams to envision a marketplace for refugees in three places, the summit brings together design and policy. See Ideation World for more on speaker and details about the event. I am excited to be moderating the discussion about Berlin, Germany and Europe.