mandag 22. mars 2010

Check out fanpage: ''buduburam refugee camp- make a difference'' at Face Book. If You want to donate a toy or a book to the children in the camp You can send it to me, and I will take your gift with me when I leave to Ghana 7th of April. You willl find the adress on this page. Thank You

Perhaps a different solution would also be appropriate to try out, as shown in the drawing above:
I must find out what kind of local materials I can use, also visit the landfill.
 Using recycled materials and show the possibilities of using those materials is the key here.

torsdag 18. mars 2010

NEEDS: WorkShop

Sewage is the biggest problem in Ghana today, especially in camp. To avoid contamination of drinking water, this might be the best solution (see picture above). The system has been developed with Earth Ship Biotecture: tech. man: Amzi Smith, and  arch. Michael Reynolds, who use similar systems in their buildings.
This provides the ability to grow food while solves sewage problems.
Tubes can blil replaced with bamboo and the walls of the tank can be built of adobe, but then the plastic is needed on the wall to prevent leakage.
This soultion is gonna be the part of our Work Shop.

søndag 14. mars 2010
concept: ''needs and feelings''

workshop April 2010

In seeking answers to my Research objectives and questions, I will try to give a voice to the refugees,
 thus enabling them share their own experiences and tell as much of their own stories as possible. This I will endeavor to do by using as much of their own narratives as space would allow, as the basis for analysis. Without essentialising their voices as if it was all that matters, doing this will, at least, help to throw some light on their problems and solutions as they perceive it. This will hopefully help to tell and re-write their stories “from below”.

So, inspite of the desire to spoon-feed these as hapless victims, refugees often reveal an extraordinary ability to face new situations and to take advantage of opportunities, if only they are offered the possibility of doing so (ibid.). As every individual does, I believe they are not automatic losers but do have resources which, given the right assistance, could be developed. This has amply been demonstrated in the case or the Liberian refugees who for five years of UNHCR’s complete withdrawal, had to survive on their own and did just that.