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Makeshift Shelter and Found Objects

Dr. Susanne Cabrera’s students in Interior Architecture are getting a little better understanding of the challenges of creating shelters from less-than-ideal materials.

Their blog posting says, in part: “In the wake of the devastating earthquake that recently hit Haiti, we cannot help but think how fortunate we are to have shelter that offers protection from outside elements and, equally important, affords us with a sense of security.

In an effort to bring more awareness to the responsibility that designers have in providing shelter to all, the first project undertaken in the second year afternoon studio has challenged teams of students to design a “Makeshift Shelter” constructed using only found objects.”

Visit the lobby of Gatewood Studio Arts Building Friday Jan. 29, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. to see the results. Or come earlier – the installation begins at 9 a.m.

“We invite you to not only interact with the final creations but encourage you to observe the installation process that will begin at 9 a.m.,” the post continues.

“In order to help with the relief effort for Haiti, we will be working with IIDA to collect donations for the American Red Cross during both the installation and presentation event.”