ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2019
Natural Disasters occur all over the world, according to the climatic and natural characteristics of each region. These disasters are destructive not only to our physical habitat (our home, our village, our city) , but moreover to the psychology of the impacted community. One of the natural disasters’ impact is the loss of a safe and comfortable space for children to play and learn. Disaster can cause a child to lose a home, an environment, or even a family member, and thus he/she may suffer not only physically, but furthermore deep mental or psychological traumatic condition.
Unfortunately, most post-disaster revitalization efforts have focused on physical development only, such as the construction of temporary shelter and fulfillment of basic needs (food and drink). Whereas the psychological impact of the disaster is often ignored. Considering this condition, Architecture Festival 2019 invites architecture students all over the world to exercise their empathy, to take a moment to pause, and to rethink the effective way to help children as victims of natural disaster, by proposing innovative designs of Post Disaster Children Space.
NOTA Design Group, Singapore
Founder of RAW Architecture
Joyce Marcella Laurens
Petra Christian University Associate Professor