15th March 2017

Renovation of King street Station

Market Share “Empowering immigrants and refugees through food entrepreneurship” One Man’s Plan to Turn King Street Station Into […]
15th March 2017
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Call for Volunteers (Guiding Book Project)

If you’re a super cool person and want to help refugees settle in your city and feel home, […]
10th March 2017
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This is home “a guiding book for refugees in Seattle, USA

  Forced out of their homes, losing everything they owned, refugees settled in new countries, not knowing the […]
7th March 2017

Call for Volunteers: Transportation Systems Project

For cities and countries reacting to the arrival of many refugees, building transportation systems that serve them can […]
7th March 2017
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Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ – Facebook

Our Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ team in Switzerland is doing many things on a local scale! They organise […]
5th March 2017

How to POST on the PLATFORM?!

AfR OPEN SOURCE ONLINE PLATFORM Feel free to upload your materials!!! How to Post on the Architecture for […]
1st March 2017
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More on Formalizing Informal Transit

Mexico City Like the Digital Matatus Project in Nairobi, this mapping project run by Mapatón CDMX used smartphone-based GPS tools […]
22nd February 2017
Bennington, VT Red Line transit schedule (via GreenMtncCN.org)

Refugee Transportation Needs in Rural America

Because refugees within the U.S. most frequently settle in larger urban areas, the transportation needs of refugees can […]
9th February 2017
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Mapping Informal Transport Patterns

Though not explicitly designed around refugee camps, the data collection and processing tactics of the Digital Matatus project […]
24th January 2017

Architecture for Refugees 01 – From Field to Field BOOK

Please check our BOOK’s crowdfunding campaign and contribute to produce and publish this very needed KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER book. […]
17th January 2017
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Architecture for Refugees on FACEBOOK

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9th January 2017

“Pop-Art in der Notunterkunft” – temporary housing in Paris

“It’s a global project to welcome people who’ve been living in the streets for the last few months […]
9th January 2017

Must-Read Stories on Refugees From 2016

“We collected the best stories on refugees from 2016, as selected by refugee and migration experts and the […]
12th December 2016

Refugees and migration – One of the seven key topics for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The Finnish exhibition called From Border to Home presented temporary accommodation proposals for just-arrived asylum seekers awaiting a […]
12th December 2016
Built in 1992 for 90,000 Somali refugees, the Dadaab camps are now home to an estimated half-a-million people. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP

Story of cities #44: will Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, really close?

“Kenya’s third biggest city, after Nairobi and Mombasa, is not a city at all but a refugee camp […]
12th December 2016

Refugee tents are a waste of money, says Alejandro Aravena

“The problem with a tent is that when you use it you throw it away, so it’s money […]
12th December 2016
Mahmoud Hariri, 25, was an art teacher and painter back in Syria before coming to Za’atari in 2013 to escape the violence. 

“When I first arrived I didn’t think I would continue my work as I only expected to be here for a week or two. But when I realised it would be years, I knew I had to start again or lose my skills.” 

He built his model of Palmyra using clay and wooden kebab skewers. He only found out last month that the site had fallen under the control of ISIS. 

“We haven’t had electricity in the camp recently, so I hadn’t seen the news. I’m very worried about what might happen. This site represents our history and culture, not just for Syrians but all of humanity. If it is destroyed it can never be rebuilt.”

Syrian Artists Build Replicas of Country’s Destroyed Monuments

  “Throughout Syria’s four-year war, many of the country’s ancient monuments and artifacts have been demolished by ISIS […]
5th December 2016


Watch the video about the BUILD PROJECT IN CALAIS! “In January 2016, evictions commenced in the Calais ‘Jungle’ […]
5th December 2016


“You are a refugee, you’re given a tarpaulin but you need the innovative ReciproBoo Shelter Kit to make […]
5th December 2016

Assembling the side of a self-build refugee shelter construction

VIDEO about self-build refugee shelter construction
5th December 2016

Dan Ellis’s facebook album – Jungle Shelter

“When I first heard about the Calais jungle and all these people living in tents last September, I […]
5th December 2016

Build a playground in Dunkirk, France

Watch the VIDEO ABOUT Playground for refugee children “In most of the refugee camps there is no designated areas […]
5th December 2016

Architecture Sans Frontiers International

“ASF INT was founded as a result of an increased inte rest in social and environmental issues in […]
5th December 2016

Camp Code – How to navigate a refugee settlement

by CLAUDIA MARTINEZ MANSELL “Start with the obvious: not all refugee camps are the same. The experiences of […]
5th December 2016
Ifo 3, an extension to the world's largest refugee camp complex in Dadaab, Kenya. The camp was created to give shelter and services to the huge influx of refugees to Dadaab refugee camps from Somalia in 2011. October, 2011. Brendan Bannon/IOM/UNHCR

The Architecture of Displacement /MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art hosted a new show on the global refugee crisis. READ MORE on CITYLAB! […]
5th December 2016

Calais Action

“CALAIS ACTION is a grass roots giving movement, supported by a network of volunteers who aim to provide […]
5th December 2016

Refugees of Future Cities | Surabaya | exhibition | past

“Organised by Orange House Studio, the aim of this exhibition is to discuss problems and possibilities for “urban […]
5th December 2016

Innovation around Emergencies: How we got started

5th December 2016

Michel Foucault on refugees – a previously untranslated interview from 1979

‘The refugee problem is a foreshadowing of the 21st century’s great migration’ “On the other hand, it is important […]
5th December 2016

2.5 Million Refugees in Turkey: A Few Architectural and Linguistic Considerations

Conversation recorded with Merve Bedir in Ljubljana on February 20, 2016. CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE CONVERSATION >>> […]