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//••AN ARCHIVE OF TEMPORARY SHELTER*//•REFLECTING ON OUR AGE OF DISPLACEMENT**//
Allegorical engraving of the Vitruvian primitive hut. 1755
Mughal Tent Palace.
Tents were important architectural structures for Indian rulers, allowing them to assert power and prestige even while in transit. Late 17th Century, silk velvet, silver gilt thread, and cotton backing. Mehrangarh Museum Trust
Esslingen Displaced Persons Camp.
Germany, 1946. After WW2, there were approximately 11 million displaced people in Europe. 7 million in Germany. The United Nations (UNRRA) set up a system of displaced persons camps to house many of them.
A Mughal Portable Garden Pavilion.
(The Baradari) 19th Century, wood, paint, lacquer and gold. Mehrangarh Museum Trust
The family tent trailer.
Shigeru Ban’s Paper Log House, exhibited in Vancouver, BC
. Designed in response to 1995 Kobe earthquake.