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2016 - 2017

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan established when refugees started flowing in, in 2012 and has been developing ever since. This developing aspect for the camp holds a lot of potential according to our understanding of it. We navigated Zaatari through walking and interviews, which lead us to realisation that out of the twelve districts in the camp each had different outlook considerably two distinct one's. The planned districts and the unplanned districts.

There was a clear gap of conduct between these two districts: the one's refugees shaped up were more organic in nature and had a sense of community living where as the one's which were developed to further receive refugees on a strict military grid had no distinct features other than the contrasts of the tarp shelter to the wastelands. With conditions hostile for even animals, these refugees were places in midst of nowhere we started to find possibilities to enhance quality of life in this camp after a thorough study of existing spaces and lifestyle in this camp.

We consider this camp as a barren land which developed when it started receiving refugees - spatially and socially and try to identify scope for intervention.