The design fields are contributing innovative approaches to disaster and conflict response and recovery, as demonstrated in research conducted by Harvard GSD students in Nepal and Somalia. On Monday, April 4, at 6:30 pm, seven students will present their research findings at the opening of the exhibit “Design For Recovery: Fieldwork in Nepal and Somalia.”
In Nairobi, LOEBlogger Carly James (MDes ’17) worked with actors in refugee resettlement conducting ethnographic research in shelter reconstruction for high-risk, post-conflict areas to include an impact evaluation of a permanent shelter project in Puntland, Somalia.The connections were facilitated by Loeb Brett Moore.
Nepal fieldwork by Justin Henceroth (MDes ’17), Oscar Natividad Puig (MDes ’16), Omar de la Riva (MUP ’17), Illika Sahu (MUP ’17), Ashley Thompson (MDes ’17), Jeronimo Van Schendel (MArch II ’16) identified opportunities for innovation in response to the earthquake there. Working with World Vision Nepal Earthquake Response in Kathmandu, the team investigated strategies for local partner engagement, gender inclusion, shelter and reconstruction, and geospatial mapping.
When: Monday April 4, 2016, 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Where: CGIS South S050 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
The multi-media exhibition runs from April 1 through April 15 in the Asia Center South Concourse.