Ece Ozerdem/TR/US, L’Observatoire International
Ece Ozerdem holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Bilgi University and recently graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She has served internships in the field of Building Technology, Construction site, Architecture and Art. Since June 2017, she has been working for L’Observatoire International in New York City as a Junior Designer.
Improve light, improve life in refugee camps
Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 15:15
The paper aims to address the lighting needs of transitional settlements, such as refugee camps, and explore how solar-powered LEDs can play a role in improving inhabitants’ daily lives. Following complex conflicts, human rights violations, and natural disasters, people flee to the nearest refugee camps to survive. In these camps, the priority is to help refugees maintain their dignity, and assist them with their vital needs. Even though lighting is not often seen as a vital need, it actually is essential. Light enables people to carry out basic visual tasks, and it is also needed for security, education, and for economic reasons. By providing appropriate lighting for these different programs, as well as inside the domestic shelters, daily life can become more livable for refugees.