During Humanitarian Architecture week the MoDDD program was delighted to welcome Eric Cesal, architect, writer and activist, and Yasmeen Lari from the Heritage Trust Pakistan. Yasmeen and Eric delivered the MoDDD public lecture on Wednesday August 8th and participated in the “A Day in the Life of a Humanitarian Architect” exhibition on August 9th. Also on August 8th, MoDDD and the Australian Red Cross held a shelter symposium that explored monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for providing shelter after disasters.
Public Lecture – Yasmeen Lari and Eric Cesal
MoDDD + Red Cross Symposium
A Day in the Life of a Humanitarian Architect
Bamboo Shelter Workshop
As part of Humanitarian Architecture Week on the August 9th students were joined by Master of Landscape Architecture students for a half day workshop with Yasmeen Lari during which participants learnt to work with bamboo to construct a half-scale ‘Prefab OctaGreen Bamboo Shelter”. During Humanitarian Architecture Week, Yasmeen, Pakistan’s first woman architect and one of the world’s leading providers of emergency shelter, argued for the need to adopt local techniques and to use locally available materials and labor.