The implementation of community-driven projects in Nicaragua

Monday, 25th November, 2013. 2:00pm
Campus in Camps Al Feneiq Center, Deheishe Refugee Camp

In deprived and isolated urban and rural communities in Nicaragua, where access to resources and means are limited, architecture not only became the object that solves the needs of space and use but also the vehicle that improved the communal participatory nature of people and a statement for improved quality of life and well-being. This workshop will put Nicaragua in context, it will include Noel’s previous projects and it is set as a workshop to initiate the next stage for the execution of the urban and architectural interventions of Campus in Camps.
By: Noel Sampson

Biographical note

Noel Sampson is a Nicaraguan community development architect. He holds a Master degree in International Cooperation and Urban Development from the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD) in Germany and a Master in Sustainable Emergency Architecture from the International University of Catalunya (UIC) in Barcelona. He has designed and implemented a series of sustainable architecture projects with a strong emphasis on community participation in both urban and rural communities in Nicaragua. He has also developed researches in Vietnam, Mongolia and Nicaragua to improve adaptive capacity of poor urban communities which are vulnerable to natural disasters and Climate Change related impacts. Noel Sampson joins Campus in Camps with the objective to collaborate with the participants of the program in materializing the concepts and topics discussed over the last two years into spatial and tangible interventions in the built environments.