Refugee camps represent inscribed memoirs of untold stories of home and the loss of it, of moves, struggles and attempts of reclamations of what has been lost. For a refugee, being in a space is a precondition of dwelling, yet it is not necessarily home. Homing refugeehood relies heavily on multi-layered political and geographical realities paralleled with changes of belonging perceptions
ArchitectureForChange .// At the margin of the discipline; is a collective platform offering series of workshops, seminars that aim to foster knowledge exchange and to track innovations, different practices in the field of Architecture and in particular : Architecture in development” designed and developed by Oecumene Studio.
The 21st century witnesses a shift in architecture and urban practice with architects, urbanists, planners, artists and others from different disciplines getting more and more involved in community development projects, urban development and conflicts resolutions fields; Mostly, Architecture is responding to today’s human condition.
Around the world, we witness the emergence of a generation of young professionals have been taking action towards this goal through designing new strategies, theories, and are actively working to enhance the ‘Ecumene’ using innovative solutions and supporting local civil societies through design. This led to a redefinition of : Architecture as a concept, theory and practice.
The first symposium took place in March 2016 in Tahrir Lounge, Goethe Institut in Cairo, Egypt: Genius Tempus Chap.1. The second Chapter was held in Alexandria in partnership with the French institut in 2017/ The one day events included open public exhibitions, workshops and a conference engaging a variety of actors from different backgrounds and fields. This Year, ArchitectureForChange is back with a very special webinar series about: Limitations’ and spatial practices that challenge and work through them.
Our projects varies from research studies, exhibitions, publications, seminars / webinars and series of documentaries revolving around architecture, space and time.
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