LSBU sets up 'Humanitarian Hub' to tackle development issues
London South Bank University's (LSBU) School of Architecture has set up a 'Humanitarian Hub' to explore and discuss humanitarian and development issues.
LSBU's 'Humanitarian Hub' will create a forum to explore humanitarian issues
The Hub connects four volunteer organisations which work in post disaster situations and developing countries: Article 25, Architecture Sans Frontieres UK, Engineers without Borders, and Architecture for Humanity UK.
It is hoped the Hub will provide a link between disciplines and subjects across the University which are involved in international development and related research. Engineers, planners, architects and those working in social development and public health are also invited to participate in this project.
The initiative was introduced with a lecture by Sam Woodbridge, a project architect from Article 25, who discussed some of the key topics relating to international development and particularly focused on the need for shelter for communities displaced by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.
The Hub is a student-led initiative developed by Zohra Chiheb, a postgraduate architecture student, with the support of Dr Matthew Barac, Senior Lecturer in History and Theory of Architecture.
An open meeting for those interested in playing an active role in the Hub will take place on the 18th May. For further information please contact Zohra Chiheb, firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 11th April 2011