Overview: In 2010 approximately 42 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters across the globe. And ever since the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, the escalation in the number of natural disasters has seen the emergence of a new strand of design called Humanitarian Architecture – one better suited to local situations, and which can provide long term housing solutions, as opposed to short term 'shelter' projects. Esther Charlesworth, founder of Architects Without Frontiers outlines the challenges and opportunities for architects in the design and planning in rebuilding post-disaster sites and cities and Ajmal Maiwandi discusses rebuilding after war and conflict.
Esther Charlesworth - Associate Professor in Architecture and Design at RMIT University in Melbourne, and founding Executive Director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia).
Ajmal Maiwandi - CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Executive Producer - Gail Boserio