Design Charrette: Community Vision for Santo

Design Charrette: Community Vision for Santo

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 16, 2011
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On Wednesday last, approximately 100 members of the local community from Santo took part in a design charrette facilitated by local planning company, Sodade. Through a variety of interactive exercises, heated debate and drawing the community began to express their vision for the village of Santo. These plans will be compiled by Architecture for Humanity and a framework plan presented back to the community as a representation of their vision.

Community led design is not widely practiced in Haiti and the enthusiastic response was palpable. A number of representatives from other NGOs have been attending these sessions to learn the trade and understand the benefits of a community led process.