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Herscher Explores the Humanity in Humanitarian Architecture

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Herscher Explores the Humanity in Humanitarian Architecture

Associate Professor of Architecture Andrew Herscher has published an article, “Cardboard for Humanity,” on the online platform Superhumanity, a project by e-flux Architecture at the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial. In his article, Herscher discusses whether emergency shelters and other sorts of temporary structures designed as responses to humanitarian efforts are truly humanitarian. Examining the work of Shigeru Ban at Gihembe, Herscher posits that such structures further the helplessness of refugees while appearing to do the opposite.

Superhumanity is produced in cooperation with the Istanbul Design Biennial, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand, and the Ernst Schering Foundation.

Read the article here:
http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/superhumanity/68638/cardboard-for-humanity/