What: “Houses of Refuge” A presentation by students of Kharkiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Ukraine.
When: Tue, 21 June 2022 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Where: Makower Architects, 24-26 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UE, United Kingdom
More About the Event
‘Houses of refuge’
The war has disrupted the lives of millions of Ukrainians, forcing people who have been left to their own devices, to fight or to move. For many of the residents in Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine, it is no longer possible to live at home and have been forced to make basements, metro stations and bomb shelters their home. In other cities, residents have had the same experience. Homes of acquaintances, friends or distant relatives somewhere in villages or at the other side of the country or even abroad have offered temporary homes for those who have fled the war. Schools and universities, (the second home for schoolchildren and university students) in Ukraine closed on February 24th Also in Kharkiv, where more than 160,000 students are enrolled in the many universities of the city).
The design of the houses has been informed and inspired by the personal experiences of the displaced students: thinking about their home and native city – Kharkiv. The students are hoping for victory and for a reunion with their families. We look forward to seeing you at the presentation of the student projects on June 21 between 7:00 -9:00 pm