Topic outline

  • Course Description

    An increasingly large percentage of the global population find themselves living in what some would describe as temporary shelter. This class is a discussion-based course examining both the history and the design (or lack thereof) of itinerant structures and their built and un-built environments. We will examine the ways in which design can be used to create as well as to unmake community in a variety of contexts from the US fad in Tiny houses, to the Greek camps that sprung up in 2015 to house thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Intermediate level (permission of instructor)

  • Weeks 1 through 3. Identifying the issues

  • Weeks 4 through 8. Case Studies

  • Weeks 9 through 12. Analysis