In the course of 2018, Mike Emmerik worked together with Floris Alkemade, Bart Erens and VNG international, on the revitalization of a public park in Ghazza. This small town in the Lebanese Bekaa valley with around 7,000 inhabitants, has experienced the influx of over 22,000 Syrian refugees. Half of them have found residence in the existing urban fabric and often live in the unoccupied houses that belong to the Lebanese Diaspora, while the others live in informal tented settlements scattered in the surroundings of the village.

19 December 2019

Design’s role in the ongoing refugee crisis is the focus of this ’Good Design for a Bad World’ talk, which is the second in a five-part series that were streamed live from Dutch Design Week. Dezeen founder Marcus Fairs hosts the discussion, which questions how design, architecture and urbanism could make life easier for refugees and host communities. The speakers (from left) are humanitarian expert Kilian Kleinschmidt, architecture historian Michelle Provoost and critic Rene Boer.

You can watch the video here.

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