THE SECOND HOME: Rohingya Refugee Camp, Bangladesh
This One-room Dwelling Architecture (ODA) is a design exercise dedicated to the victims of the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.
Developed by Kazi Najeeb Hasan at Studio Mary Ann Ray at Taubman College, University of Michigan in 2018.
One of the most persecuted and underrepresented minorities in the world, the Rohingya are the ‘stateless' native people of Myanmar who are not recognized as Myanmar citizens, and have been systematically persecuted over the last three decades by the country's military and military backed civilian government. This has resulted in genocide, arson and rape, resulting in a mass exodus to Bangladesh and other countries, until very recently as 2017.
This One-room Dwelling Architecture intends to develop a new system of living for refugees living in the current century, as a response to their tragedies, strengths and particular socio-cultural needs to generate space through the mass production of refugee housing. The politics of refugees has been leaned upon as well as their financial constraints in order to give form to a new tribe of architecture.