In the occasion of the opening of the exhibition The Good Cause – Architecture of Peace in Copenhagen, an extensive programme was realised around the potential of Architecture in providing help after a war. The first day a symposium with various speakers from the field took place and the following day a workshop with concrete proposals for setting up refugee camps was held.
The symposium gave voice to various organisations and individuals who are directly working in post-conflict (or post-disaster) areas and what their direct experiences and insights are from that practice. It was significant that both Architects Without Borders and a delegate from the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch were present and gave their perspective, as they view and assess the issues from very different perspectives. Our contribution focused on the research for the exhibition offered a more overarching insight.
The event happened at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen on 24th and 25th of April 2015.