The presentation was in German, having not spoken German since school, Melda Akbas from Global Shapers Berlin kindly volunteered to translate the general concepts of conversation for me. Melda provoded a very thorough and detailed interpretation and I apologise for the briefness of my notes, and any inaccuracies in my interpretation of what was said. Notes from Expert Panel Presentation - MoreThanShelters - Daniel Kerber Presentation had four main areas, followed by question and discussion MoreThanShelters Ecosystem Design Social Design Product Design Chellenges holding back Scaling-up Opportunities for Scaling-up Connections and Support Offered More Than Shelters I pasted the information in the previous post so that anybody reading can go directly to the MTS(morethanshelters) website to be certain they can find accurate information. Daniel Kerber gave a brief overview of the MTS project, how and where MTS work, what they can offer, what kind of support is needed, and people and organisations they are looking to connect with in order to scale up. Ecosystem Design It is necessary to think of camp as a complex living system, we must think of camps differently in order to design, it is not simply 80,000 people all living in the same spot. We are approaching Tempelhof, Berlin (see Map and a recent Article) using an integrated planning approach, these are not just people lliving together, in a place, but we must appreciate any community is an integrated ecosystem. Social Design It's important to understand the effects architecture can have on people. The dangers and also the benefits. Social Design means doing something together, it is a relationship. Perhaps a person is an architect, they must design WITH, no simply FOR people or a community. This is something we have realised, have experience in from working in these refugee situations; the great importance of - designing 'Spaces' and 'Space Creation' together. Product Design Photo of MoreThanShelters Domo at Hello Festival by Fiona K @fijinsky Image source: https://twitter.com/fijinsky/status/710958062853595137 See tweets from HelloFestival by searching #hellofestival Product Design notes from presentation continued.. The Domo is not just a tent, it is a product designed by listening to refugees and their needs. It is designed to to be flexible and adaptable in size and application, designed for refugee camp scenario. Domo is adaptable and modular, Domos can link together to create multi-room buildings 'Domo Pools', therefore adapted to different needs. Image : Modular Domo Pool The Domo modules have been very successful in Hamburg (see here, here, here and here) to create space for children and women. Particularly for breast-feeding areas, and quiet space. MoreThankShelters have been actively involved in Germany, Greece, Nepal and Jordan. Daniel showed photographs from these projects. Providing comfortable, and peaceful areas with privacy for women and children. Peaceful areas are in short supply in refugee camp scenarios. Any social space is in short supply in refugee camp areas, making it essential to create them. Social spaces are essential for every community. Daniel showed some images from the projects underway in the Tempelhof airport hangar. Often in these huge warehouses or buildings which have been allocated for shelter for new-comers, there is just a large expanse of space and the people arrive. So we have the people there, and the space, but no privacy. The next step is organising the space, to build privacy and organising the people. There can be 40 persons in an area 150m2 (1600 sq ft). We designed living spaces and then moveable walls to allow it to be adaptable - to evolve. Daniel showed photographs from Zaatari in Jordan where he worked with Kilian Kleinschmidt (director of Zaatari at the time) and said MoreThanShelters is a small company, it is important to work with stakeholders, to use these concepts and to reproduce them as proven models, where we can help you build together. We have been developing ways to build space - create space, how to use it, to optimise it, we give and receive advice and we are also advised by people living there - we have to build networks in the community for the product design, and build networks outside the camp, share advice and experience to build networks for creating products, delivering, scaling up and delivering the needs. By listening to the needs of the refugees in Hamburg and having the modular Domo, we created a breast-feeding hall, now this 'space' is being implemented in the other camps in Greece for example. At Tempelhof (Berlin), we gave advice for interior space creation, as mentioned above, we research people's use of the space in order to create the product, it is vital to listen to the people/community and design accordingly.