Between October 1st and January 22nd, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is running an exhibition titled Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter.
The exhibition “explores the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies.”
If you are interested in learning more about the architecture of refugee camps, we recommend reading this article from Archdaily, which explains that the average lifespan of a refugee camp ranges from seven to seventeen years, and many last far longer. Unfortunately, when looking at the sustainability of refugee camps, there is a large set of (failed) examples to refer to. The article argues that given architects’ urban planning expertise (as well as knowledge of recent research into how temporary cities successfully grow), they are perhaps uniquely qualified to make a long-lasting difference.