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Humanitarian Architecture is the title and subject of a new book written by RMIT University Associate Professor Esther Charlesworth, which will be launched next week by former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans.
Charting the development of humanitarian architecture, the book explores how architecture can rebuild communities devastated by disasters through 15 case studies.
Humanitarian Architecture is the first of two books written as part of an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. The second book (co-authored with Dr Ifte Ahmed), More Than a Roof Overhead: Case Studies of housing after disaster, will be published early next year.
Associate Professor Charlesworth said the book analysed the expanding role for architects in working with disaster-affected communities by exploring the personal and professional journeys of 15 architects working in the post-disaster sector....Continue Reading
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