On Thursday 5 February 2009 Arup and Oxfam hosted an evening of presentations and discussions focusing on the relationship between the built environment and development sectors.
- What can individuals in the built environment offer the development and humanitarian sectors?
- What can commercial organisations learn from NGOs, charities and volunteers?
- How do these worlds relate?
Using the Pecha Kucha format of 20 slides each shown for 20 seconds, 12 speakers shared their designs, thoughts and experiences of shelter. The event was attended by a mix of academics, humanitarian practitioners, policy makers and construction professionals and is thought to be the first of its kind in Europe. Money raised by the Pecha Kucha evening was donated to the UK homeless charity shelter.
The 12 presentations are summarised here.