SHELTERING EMERGENCIES: Design development process of temporary housing in post-disaster settlement by community participation

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Dev, Kankana Narayan; Das, Amarendra Kumar
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Indian Institute of Technology
Section: Collaborative Design
Page(s): 10
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


This paper discusses the design process of developing a temporary shelter for the displaced people in the post-flood settlements of the Brahmaputra Valley. The built culture of the affected community was documented by a selective study of flood-affected settlements to understand their lifestyle and the socio-cultural environment. We considered an iterative approach to develop a Bamboo Shelter Kit, made with consultation with the community. The community participation at each step of the design process has made it culturally appropriate and socially relevant.

Keywords: architectural design, co-design, collaborative design, participatory design


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