Webinar Meeting VIII: Building a Livable Space for Refugees 搭建起一處讓難民得以生存的空間


Building a Livable Space for Refugees 搭建起一處讓難民得以生存的空間


Friday 28th. May 2021 19:00-20:00 (GMT+8)

2021年5月28日 晚上7時至8時


Reyhanlin is a city en route from Aleppo, Syria to Turkey. A place with only more than 100,000 local population now received an influx of 120,000 fleeing Syrian refugees. In addition to terrorist attacks, the rapid surge of population has confronted the city of Reyhanlin with many social issues, such as poverty, unemployment, lack of infrastructure. Furthermore, tension has been building up between the local Turkish population and Syrian refugees. Up to two thirds of refugees left in border cities are women and children. It is currently estimated that nearly 400,000 Syrian children have no access to medical care, let alone education. As conflicts drag on, the international attention for refugee issues has been waning. These asylum-seeking women and children are stranded. 
The Taiwan Reyhanli Center for World Citizens is the first building project of international collaboration aiming to help refugees in Turkey. Some of the building materials came from the remaining parts of the bombed and destroyed Great Mosque of Aleppo, symbolizing inclusion and shared faith. After five years of negotiation and efforts, the team eventually enlisted support from the local government, NPOs and citizens. However, COVID-19 disrupted the supply of resources. In order to build a center for sustainable development which provides job opportunities and a livable environment for women and children. Architect Chiu Chen-yu launched a crowd-funding project through which he invites everyone to join him and reshape the world.


雷伊漢勒市位於敘利亞阿勒坡往土耳其的必經之路上,當地居民僅有10萬餘人,卻有來自12萬的敘利亞難民逃難至此。除了恐怖攻擊,由於人口急遽增加,也導致雷伊漢勒市必須面對許多社會問題,包括貧窮、失業、基礎建設不足等,更造成敘利亞人和當地土耳其人之間關係緊張。留在邊界城市的難民,多達三分之二是婦女和孩童,目前估計有近 40 萬的敘利亞孩童,無法獲得醫療照護,更遑論接受教育。隨著戰爭時間越來越長,難民議題在國際的關注度逐漸下降,這些難民婦女及孩童既無法前進也無路可退。


CHIU, Chen-Yu
Founding Director of The Taiwan Reyhanli Center for World Citizens

Born in 1979 + Department of Architecture, Dept. of Architecture, Chung Yuan Christian University + Master's degree from Columbia University + Ph.D. from University of Melbourne, Australia + Postdoctoral fellow at Aalto University in Finland + Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Turkey + Associate Professor at Technische Universität München + Researcher of Architectural History + Curator + Architect + Volunteer = A hopeless humanitarian


1979生 + 中原大學建築系 + 美國哥倫比亞大學碩士 + 澳洲墨爾本大學博士 + 芬蘭阿爾托大學博士後 + 土耳其比爾肯大學助理教授 + 德國慕尼黑工業大學副教授 + 建築歷史研究者 + 策展人 + 建築師 + 志工 = 無可救藥的人道主義者



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