Pop-up sacred space designed for refugee camps

Pop-up sacred space designed for refugee camps

Two US students have put together a concept for pop-up places of worship to be constructed in refugee camps.

Lucas Boyd and Chad Greenlee  from the yale School of Architecture have responded to the theme of this year’s Venice Biennale which calls on designers to incorporate social themes into their work.

The pair came up with proposal designs based on various faiths, including Islam, that can be quickly built in the camps

They said: “While [places of worship] do not provide a basic need for an individual’s biological survival, they do represent a fundamental aspect of not only an individual’s life beyond utility, but an identity within the collective, a familiar place of being—and this is something that we consider synonymous with being human—a requirement for the persistence of culture.”

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