ETSAC contribution on World Refugee Day 2017 / Contribución da ETSAC no Día Mundial dos Refuxiados 2017


A contribution from ETSAC on World Refugee Day 2017 takes shape as a modest article in Forced Migration review, published by Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

An academic experience in the ETSAC course Architectural Analysis 2 made prof. Plácido Lizancos, prof. Evaristo Zas and their students tackle the issue of refugees in a middle-scale European city as A Coruña.

All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This latest issue of FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs.

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