BEYOND SHELTER, architecture and human dignity

: Aquilino (M.) ed.

R 390.00
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303pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, New York, 2011


Presents 25 reports from the field written by experts on disaster prevention and recovery around the world.

"Why are we so unprepared after every disaster? Our reaction is more surprise than readiness. Bad construction can worsen the crisis. Survivors and well-meaning volunteers need experts to guide them toward safe, long-term, locally appropriate solutions. In the future we must do much, much more with much, much less. The lessons in this book move us well towards that important goal." Bryan Bell, founder, Design Corps, and editor Expanding Architecture: Design as activism

Marie Aquilino is Professor of Architectural History at the École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, serves as Associate Program Director of the BaSiC Initiative and is a founding partner in OpenJapan.