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Sheltering Millions: Refugee Architecture and Urbanism

January 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Camden Conference free Community Events series continues with architects, Brooke Harrington and Judy Bing, presenting “Sheltering Millions: Refugee Architecture and Urbanism,” on Sunday, January 15, 2-4 p.m., at the Cushing Public Library. The snow date will be January 29. The event is free and open to all.

Expelled from home by war, persecution, failed governance or natural disaster, refugees flee toward safety with few possessions and little protection from the elements. What types of shelters and camps protect the world’s sixty-plus million refugees, where, and with what provisions for their individual, communal, and often long-term needs? This presentation explores past and existing refugee shelters and camp environments from a design perspective, and ideas for improved prospects.

The presenters are professors emeriti of architecture, Brooke of Temple University and Judith of Drexel University, in Philadelphia. Currently they are both Center Associates at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, and Visiting Scholars at the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT, in Cambridge. They live in Cushing.

Image: Darfur Refugee Camp in Chad, 2005 / Mark Knobil (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Refugee_camp_Chad.jpg)

Details

Date:
January 15, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-4
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Organizer

Camden Conference
Phone:
(207) 236-1034
Email:
info@camdenconference.org
Website:
http://www.camdenconference.com

Venue

Cushing Public Library
39 Cross Road
Cushing, ME 04563 United States
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Phone:
207-354-8860
Website:
http://www.cushing.lib.me.us/Index.htm/Cushing_Public_Library.html
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