CASA AZUL: cultural and information spaces along the Venezuelan migrations routes

Casa Azul is a design playbook: a system of design actions that illustrate a new approach toward vulnerable and mobile populations. The Casa Azul incorporates culture, beauty and dignity as key elements for physical and virtual spaces dedicated to refugees, migrants from Venezuela and the communities hosting them.

An ethical approach to humanitarian design.

CASA AZUL is conceive as a network of both physical and virtual spaces for people on the move.

It provides general information and a space for culture and education. It could also offer space for servicedelivery, such as training, as well as opportunities for socioeconomic integration.
Each CASA AZUL incorporates the same design principles.

This design promotes openness, protection, humanity, positivity, aggregation, solidarity, dignity and beauty.

As the results the project is exposed in the exhibition “Designing Peace” at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. It explore how design can support peace by designing safe and healthy environments with an ethical approach. How to address the causes of conflict, and helping transitions from instability to peace.

The initiative is joint with Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs Fordham University, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Office of the DG’s Special Envoy for the Response to the Venezuelan Situation.

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  • Place: Venezuela
    Project Partners: Fordham University and IOM
    Principal Investigators: Andrea Tamburini, Lucas Guedes, Brendan Cahill, Alberto Preato
    Design author: TAMassociati
    Submitted to: Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University, United Nations' International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    Design and layout: TAMassociati