Toms, Catriona

Catriona Toms
1 October 2016News

Alternative tech students study designs for use in Gaza and Nepal

Shelter building. PHOTO: Sam Christie/CAT

This summer, postgraduate students at the Centre for Alternative Technology explored the construction of emergency shelters as part of their MSc degree in ‘Sustainability and Adaptation’.

Led by Jamie Richardson of Shelter and Construction, the students used the examples of Gaza and Nepal to learn about sustainable construction in the context of war and natural disaster.

Though they seem simple structures, considerable thought…