Rohingya Refugee – Female WASH facilities

In June 2018, I and another student architect were working as social architects in conjunction with Oxfam.  We were redesigning female WASH facilities through the active involvement of Rohingya women and girls residing in camps in Bangladesh.

Specifically, we were scoping appropriate community-based solutions using knowledge in feminist architecture, a critical understanding of the cultural dynamics and diversity of experiences and preferences within the female population. Through the amalgamation of women and girls’ input and background knowledge, we created more successful female WASH facilities. This is a pilot study to be deployed in other Bangladesh camps, and also internationally.

Rohingya Camp Blog Summary

End of field discussion and proposed improvements