Following the large displacements in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, the act of settling and resettling somewhere becomes a social mobilization apparatus fueled by solidarity and a shared consciousness regarding a past belonging. The camps are places where ‘en route’ communities of vulnerable residents find shelter and an infrastructure that makes daily life possible.
The Individual Exile Unit responds to the living situations of the present camps, both as a place for temporary settlement and as prolonged living assemblies for indeterminate periods of time. Shelter in such context is both every day living space for an individual or a family and a political issue regarding international and state policies and civil society.
The Individual Exile Unit provides space for the basic needs of an individual or a couple within a volume of 24 cubic meters. Built with steel frames and modular wood panels, it allows for easy transportation and assemblage. Its configuration allows for multiple use scenarios: to rest, to wash, to store, to eat – with minimum resources and great flexibility.
Phase: Preliminary design Organizer: Eme3 International Festival of Architecture Location: Barcelona, Spain
* Eme3 International Architecture Festival in Barcelona Mention