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Weaving Shelter for Women / Tribal female empowerment

Weaving Shelter for Women
Weaving Shelter for Women
Weaving Shelter for Women
Weaving Shelter for Women
Weaving Shelter for Women
Weaving Shelter for Women
Weaving Shelter for Women

Two architect-builders cum academics from Curtin University and Bangkok University came together to involve students and community on a collaborative design-build project entitled "Beautiful Bamboo Base (B3): a Local Resiliency Building (LRB) project". B3 targeted providing critical infrastructure needed for female empowerment through employment and education for a minority Karen community on the Thailand-Myanmar border. This 10 weeks intensive LRB task involved breaking language (English, Thai, Karen) and cultural barriers among three groups through Bamboo design. We communicated non-verbal through sketches, models, drawings and prototypes.

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Curtin University

Curtin University
Perth, Australia

Design

Bangkok University

Bangkok University
Bangkok, Thailand