Swoon started Konbit Shelter after the devastating 2010 earthquake. In the months after the earthquake, her team of artists, architects, engineers, and builders worked with locals to create a disaster-resilient community center for the village.
Now they are collaborating with the people of Cormiers, Haiti to build a modern bamboo house for a local family. This structure is also a communal work of art and architecture – it will involve local teachers, farmers, artists, architects, and school kids in every aspect of its creation.
Last month, Hurricane Matthew brought more destruction to a place that has already suffered so much. As Haiti disappears from the daily headlines, the need for long-term economic recovery only grows.
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Klub Obzevetwa after school program, meets for a series of classes on architecture and neighborhood design.
Legendary Haitian wood carver Bonsy. Artists and craftsmen from the region have created almost all of the rewards which will help build this home.