SHELTERING EMERGENCIES: Design development process of temporary housing in post-disaster settlement by community participation
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Dev, Kankana Narayan; Das, Amarendra Kumar
Institution: Indian Institute of Technology
Section: Collaborative Design
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2020.31
This paper discusses the design process of developing a temporary shelter for the displaced people in the post-flood settlements of the Brahmaputra Valley. The built culture of the affected community was documented by a selective study of flood-affected settlements to understand their lifestyle and the socio-cultural environment. We considered an iterative approach to develop a Bamboo Shelter Kit, made with consultation with the community. The community participation at each step of the design process has made it culturally appropriate and socially relevant.