Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ

The Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ association aims to improve the integration process of refugees, that’s why we prefer inclusion instead of integration. We aim to realise spaces where newcomers and Swiss citizens can get to know each other, interact and can create new friendships and relationships. Our motto is “shelter is not enough”. This means for us that solving the housing situation for refugees is not enough, we need spaces such as public spaces for neighbourhoods where refugees and locals can meet. Our aim is to realise a “space” of coming together.

ARTICLES

Writing helps to summarize our experiences, insights and strategies and to bring them to the public. It is one...

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations enable not only us, but also others to report "face-to-face" about collected information, insights and experiences. Universities, architectural...

WALKING TOURS

In cooperation with Okbaab Tesfamariam we organize city tours. We offer public and private tours for everyone. Okbaab (himself...

WORKSHOPS

We organize workshops (Jour Fix) on various topics such as home, temporary construction, participation, integration, collaboration, living spaces, building...

EVENTS

What connects the most? Food, sports, music and dance are the best means of communication we have. Even without...

ARTS IN TRANSITION

Arts~in~Transition (AiT) is a program consisting of cultural events and workshops in the fields of architecture, art and design. All...

EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions are one of many tools we use to reach and inform as many different people as possible. Our...

BUILDING PROJECTS

Building brings people together and gives the opportunity to learn from each other. It helps us not only to...

ARCHITECTURE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

Emergency Architecture and Human Rights and Architects for Refugees, together with World-Architects, have launched a campaign and movement entitled...

CONSULTANCY

Exchanging ideas, sharing information and learning from each other is very important to us. That is why we work...