Pop-Up Religious Buildings Could Sustain Culture In Refugee Camps

Pop-Up Religious Buildings Could Sustain Culture In Refugee Camps

Architect students design portable churches, synagogues and mosques for displaced communities

Jiwon Kim
  • 14 june 2016

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In an era where the number of refugee camps persistently increase, more measures must be taken to create livable conditions within these camps. Unfortunately, almost all refugee camps have the notorious reputation of being terrible places to live in. This is an important problem to address because the terse political climate have made refugee camps rarely temporary places to live. As a result, two Yale students, Lucas Boyd and Chad Greenlee designed religious buildings for refugees to worship in. Although they acknowledge that these structures may not fulfill any biological necessities, these buildings may provide a way to alleviate some of the horrendous mental effects of war and displacement.

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