This time last year the IKEA refugee shelter was declared the worldwide Design of the Year (Scott Smith noting that "The day after the announcement of the prize, I sensed a collective sigh of despair among my colleagues working on refugee issues"(read more ) however, the structure came with the backing of the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency, who purchased 15,000 units for distribution around the world. This year, humanitarian expert Kilian Kleinschmidt suggests, "Don't design yet another shelter for refugees"....
An interesting quote to capture interest in the Dutch Design Week's series of talks titled 'Good Design for a Bad World'.
Take a look at the talk (Here) and perhaps be mindful of the audience, the setting, ambition and the participation.?
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F.M.H.....MLitt Peace & Conflict, Msc Architectural Conservation BA (Hons) Int. Architecture; MCSD, PgC TLHE