21 Dec 2017

Nomadic Homes

Changing one’s place of residence is an endeavor that is as old as humanity, for reasons of season, or, more recently, to better occupy leisure time. What more contemporary thought could there be than to seek nothing so much as to move, to grow perhaps, but always to move.

The new Taschen book, Nomadic Homes, written and edited by Philip Jodidio, contains some of the most remarkable examples of homes on the move. Starting with totally revamped motor homes, campers and tents, extravagant marine dwellings, and going on to spectacular moveable vacation houses. At the other end of the spectrum, we find refugee housing for those forced into a life on the move.

“A good traveler,” said the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu “has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” As this book ably shows, it is the journey that counts.

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27 Nov 2017

Sheltering Survivors

The Coral Gables Museum presents Sheltering Survivors, an exhibit showcasing humanitarian shelter design for today’s world-wide forcibly displaced people, from November 3, 2017 through May 27, 2018. Museum patrons will be able to enter and experience shelters that have been applied in countries around the globe, now constructed in the gallery. Accompanying the shelters on view, the exhibit will include creative shelter design proposal and project images, videos and models. 

Sheltering Survivors explores the stories of the record-high forcibly displaced population in the context of human resettlement and innovative shelter designs. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) latest global trend report, the population of forcibly displaced individuals reached 65.6 million in 2016. Forced displacement is usually abrupt, unplanned, and accompanied by loss of assets for the survivors. Consequently, large numbers of internally displaced persons, asylum seekers, and refugees live in tents, semi-constructed buildings, or under open skies in exile. This exhibition demonstrates the various ways in which innovative design can be used for humanitarian purposes, creating hope and a new start for forcibly displaced populations.

Visit SURI at Coral Gables Museum

18 Aug 2017

MDW Flashback

A selection of pictures about SURI at INHABITS during Milan Design Week, where we presented SURI for Mobile Home, a new application, for daily use, of our innovative shelters.


03 Jul 2017

House Revolution

Read now: HOUSE REVOLUTION at WU magazine an article about INHABITS exhibition, a unique and global exhibition dedicated to architecture, design and the new way of living the urban space.


The event was located in Parco Sempione, near Castello Sforzesco, in the heart of Zona Santambrogio Design District, during Milan Design Week. There Suricatta presented SURI for Mobile Home, a new application, for daily use, of our innovative shelters.

Forced Migration Review issue 55 with a major feature on ‘Shelter in displacement’ is now online:www.fmreview.org/shelter

All displaced people need some form of shelter. Whatever the type of shelter which is found, provided or built, it needs to answer multiple needs: protection from the elements, physical security, safety, comfort, emotional security, some mitigation of risk and unease, and even, as time passes, some semblance of home and community. This latest issue of FMR looks at the complexity of approaches to shelter both as a physical object in a physical location and as a response to essential human needs.

Read the full issue or individual articles online at www.fmreview.org/shelter (audio/podcast versions also available via this link) or email fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk to request print copies for your organisation, or for onward distribution or for use in training.

This issue will be available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

Event :

26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

Plasencia, Cáceres, Extremadura

This week we take part in the 7º Congreso Forestal Español celebrated in Plasencia (Cáceres), the most important event organized by the Sociedad Española de Ciencias Forestales which is the main forum for meeting for the forestry professionals.

During these days, participants are encouraged to analysis and debate to find new ideas and proposals that improve forest management. The motto chosen for the edition is Mountain Management: environmental services and bio-economy, stressing the importance and the variety of services that generate forests, which include production, maintenance of biodiversity and the fundamental processes of the ecosystems, the generation of benefits and improvement of our living conditions. All this taking into account the new forms of the emerging economy, based on renewable natural resources, used to convert them into products through technologies and efficient services that promote a circular economy in which in a conscious way they tecycle, reuse and reduces the impact on the environment.

The event takes place in the Crystal Palace of the Fairgrounds in Plasencia from 26 to 30 of June. 

See you there!

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