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Connective Threads in Jordan

Refugee shelters using upcycled textile waste

A participatory design upcycles textile waste to create refugee shelters while offering opportunities for the cultural expression of displaced people.

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Recognizing the many facets of sustainable construction
 
“Supporting the cultural resilience of displaced communities through cooperative-based practices”
 
Global Awards 2021 Project Entry
 
Clothing recycling in the Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
 
Project entry 2020 for Middle East Africa
 
Measures taken to reduce CO2 emissions
Project Details
Location
Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan
Authors
Azra Aksamija
Main Author
Azra Aksamija
Future Heritage Lab, USA
Melina Philippou
Further Author
Melina Philippou
Architect , Cyprus
Prizes
Awards
Commendation 2021
Global
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2020
Middle East Africa
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Connective Threads in Jordan – Project Overview
Connective Threads in Jordan – Project Overview

A participatory design upcycles textile waste to create refugee shelters while offering opportunities for the cultural …

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Connective Threads in Jordan – Author Comment
Connective Threads in Jordan – Author Comment

Author comment by Azra Aksamija, Future Heritage Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA on Connective Threads …

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