Rohingya Refugee – Female WASH facilities

Ella McDaniel Travel prize 2018 submission

In June 2018, I and another student architect were working as social architects in conjunction with a well known UK based NGO.  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 culture dynamics and diversity of experiences and preferences within the female population. Through the amalgamation of women and girls’ input and back ground knowledge we hope to create 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