– The dramatic challenge of the refugees was at the centre of the latest edition of “What Design Can Do”. Among the key projects was AGRIshelter, dwellings in hardwearing biodegradable materials.
– Made of 1,005 worn life jackets floating like lotus blossoms on the waters of the baroque ponds at the park of the Upper Belvedere, the Ai Weiwei’s work F Lotus addresses the current refugee crisis.
– The Beazley Design of the Year is a social enterprise that tackles the issue of the moment: providing shelter in exceptional situations caused by wars and natural disasters.
– The exhibition at the Triennale di Milano shows the projects of the 16 young photographers involved in Urban Layers and coming from all over the world.
– The exhibition Migrating Spaces focuses on common elements of domestic German architecture integrated into the homes of former guest workers upon their “definitive return” to Turkey.
– Fernando Romero’s Border City presents a new vision for a binational city on one of the world’s most important borders, that of the United States and Mexico.
– On view at MoMA, “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” explores how architecture, art and design have addressed the contemporary notion of living.
– In 8 chapters, 20 interviews and many photos, this book edited by Aberrant Architecture analyses the history of a Brazilian icon of public architecture: the CIEPs conceived by the architect Oscar Niemeyer.
– Meticulously replicating the architecture of the places in which he has lived and worked, Do Ho Suh’s structures at Victoria Miro, London, talks about migration and shifting identities.
Top: Ai Weiwei, F Lotus, 2016. © Ai Weiwei Studio, Photo © Belvedere, Vienna