How to empower women through study and analysis of the spaces in the camps
In our work, we studied the camp spaces for women in order to intervene in the design and design it in a way that makes women more comfortable and happier. We mapped refugee camp spaces and how these spaces were used, for example, mapping different areas and how a certain area is used for many purposes at different times of the day, different seasons, occasions in a year. We worked through scenarios, starting with scenario games, we created characters and their movements in different times of the day, different seasons, occasions in a year. According to the results we kept the woman as our main focus and expand the study around her life. We tried to accomplish her ambitions and create a better life for her. to achieve this, we mapped familiarity of the lady in her district, male presence map and sun- shade diagram around her house. To explore women spaces, we studied how caravans differ around differents parts of the camp. We made a collage of different uses for a certain space that varies and changes with time. As an example, a vacant area used for lecturing kids during mornings, is also used for playing football at noon and women gatherings at sunset. Network mapping to show familiarity of the lady refugee in the camp with her neighbors showing how this network expands over time. We also mapped the spaces between caravans and how the size of these spaces can change a design for example caravans with less spaces in between tend to have more separation partitions even if just a cloth and how the available materials are used for several purposes like using trees as shade or partitions for privacy. This method helps us with our design intervention in terms of helping us locate faults and inconveniences in the current situation.