The Global Free Unit studio worked on designing a building for the Kent Refugee Action Network in Folkestone, within the wider context of an international research project which looks at the way displaced people are welcomed into and supported in urban environments: Displacement, Placemaking and Wellbeing in the City. Our final year BA students were supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts and peers from partner Universities internationally and worked in a live-project scenario to develop a design brief and propose a set buildings for the site in Folkestone. These proposals will be finalised and realised over the course of the next two years, with involvement from the students.
Thank you to our partners:
Kent Action Refugee Network, UK
Institute of Development Studies, UK
University of Sussex, UK
Ambedkar University, Delhi
Oslo School of Architecture, Norway
University of Turku, Finland
The Global Free Unit working process.
The following is work produced by the Global Free Unit in 2019/20.