Students will learn from the 360 Video, Clouds of Sidara, about refugees and life as a displaced people. From these displaced people’s stories, we derive design opportunities or needs. They do not bring many possessions with them and are not given many items when they arrive at the camps.
In this design situation, you will consider what would constitute a “home” for them. What functional furniture that would save spaces would be needed? Or what spaces for social interaction inside a refugee camp such as a playground, library, school, communal kitchen, etc. would need functional furniture? What are some of their problems and how could functional flatpack furniture help them?
Check out the Furniture Classifications here, for ideas on types of furniture you could consider. https://www.dimensions.com/classifications/furniture
Refugee: a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster,
Displaced Person: an individual who is forced to leave their home country because of war or persecution; a refugee.
Refugee camp : a settlement to accommodate displaced persons who have fled their home country.
Persecution: hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs.
Conflict : a mental or physical struggle resulting from opposing views.
Host : a person who receives or entertains other people as guests.
Asylum : the protection granted by a state to someone who has left their home country as a political refugee.
Migrant : a person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work or better living conditions.
Form: the visible shape or configuration of something.
Function: the purpose of an object.
Agency : refers to one's capability to act on their own to fulfill a goal or desire.
Efficacy : the ability to produce a desired or intended result.