Authors/Contributors

Sebastien Coles

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

12-2009

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

Haiti, community identity, library, education

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture | Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Urban Studies and Planning

Description/Abstract

The identity associate with the inhabitants of the "Bidonvilles" of Haiti is arguably nonexistent aside from its connection to the impoverished conditions of the Haitian slum/shantytown. This thesis contends that with the insertion of a reformative intervention in the heart of the community promoting a conducive and educational environment while overlaying a currently absent infrastructure, will help in creating a positive inner growth within the informal typology. More specifically architecture will act as a form of "pride of place," enticing interaction through the direction connection to culture.

Additional Information

Advised by Randall Korman, Vasilena Vassilev

Source

Submission