For some time now, the
subject of cooperation in the context of development aid has featured
in the education of architects. However, up to now there have hardly
been any attempts to critically place the work of architects and urban
designers in this context.
The book highlights the architectural consequences of humanitarian
actions on the basis of three case studies – in Port-au-Prince, the West
Bank, and Nairobi. The authors analyze twelve projects in terms of
typology and construction and establish a differentiated position in the
discourse on short-term housing for emergency situations. They
investigate the far-reaching effects of such architectural aid and
supply architects, town planners, and NGOs with useful advice for future
planning and design.