Cancelled - Feather light refugee housing in Sweden
Marwa Dabaieh, department of Urban Studies, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, presents a paper on eco-cycle refugee shelters.
This workshop is presented within the Pufendorf IAS initiative "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Migration research 2017/2018".
Forced migration is not a recent phenomenon, nor is the reality of the amount suffering of the displaced population fleeing from armed conflict. Finding housing for refugees has not only become an acute obligation for hosting countries but it is a situation predicted to continue, and possibly increase, in the future. This talk is discussing and showing the results of an experimental project for designing and constructing an ecocycle refugee shelter. The project shows a proof of concept for an environmentally low impact shelter that pays respect to social norms, religious beliefs and cultural traditions of refugees. This research project applied a transdisciplinary participatory methodology using an occupant centred approach. It is looking at current postconflict housing issues in hosting countries with a focus on Syrian refugees in Sweden. The project aims at fulfilling refugees’ needs and involve them in the design and construction process in a participatory manner to help reducing the post trauma and sense of belonging. It is also for raising the awareness of a cost efficient and climate responsive way of building back better in the refugee’s home country. The talk will shed lights on the project methodological, design and construction steps. The house prototype is standing in Brunnshög, Lund until December 2018.
Marwa Dabaieh is a senior lecturer at Malmö University working on eco-cycle refugee shelter design in Sweden. She is also an architect and BioGeometry® practitioner, an expert in zero emission and passive earth buildings. For the past 16 years, she has worked in the field of sustainable architectural conservation, environmental design and energy efficient buildings.
Please register for this workshop by sending an e-mail to eva [dot] persson [at] pi [dot] lu [dot] se