I'm looking to connect with humanitarian architecture or infrastructural practitioners, NGO's, charities and associations with goals to improve:
- Humanitarian Architecture
- Community Engagement
- Emergency + Resilience Architecture
- International Aid
- Social + Environmental Developmental Impact
- UN Sustainable Development Goals (Climate Action)
- Rebuilding community infrastructure
- Human Rights + Activism
- Advocating the use of vernacular indigenous construction practices
Using the UN SDG's and 2030 RIBA Climate Challenge as a guiding framework, there is scope for architectural and infrastructural interventions to propose solutions to the multi-dimensional poverty which so many indigenous inhabitants suffer from daily. Tackling 3 interlinking socio-economic aspects (equality and human rights, food insecurity and educational facilities) will increase the effectiveness of the architectural propositions. It will endeavour to empower the indigenous population through inclusive community engagement, and subsequently, inspire self-actualisation and awareness of what is needed to become a self-sustaining community. Harnessing the invaluable knowledge and skills of traditional indigenous construction practices will ultimately help to create a ubiquitous framework for designing universally sustainable and resilient architecture with long-term impact.
After participating in the 6-week CAUKIN studio ‘Design for Early Years Learning - Shiyala Kindergarten School, Zambia’ virtual workshop (March-April 2021), I feel it is incredibly important to participate in the international live-build workshops to continue my training in immersive, collaborative humanitarian design. CAUKIN studio and Bamboo-U are just two examples of crucial links that tie architectural education with the hands-on cultural experience of construction to improve the quality of life for remote indigenous communities around the world. I am especially motivated by the works of Comunal Taller de Arquitectura (Mexico), Elemental (Mexico), Assemble (UK), Julia King (India), Albert Faus (Africa), Habitat for Humanity, Building Trust International, Plan International, and other humanitarian architectural NGOs.