National Building Museum

Sheltering Lives

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Caanan Haiti

Over the past ten years, many approaches to designing and building post-disaster shelters have been deployed internationally with mixed success. Panelists explore how architects, humanitarians, and disaster communities are working together to design better-performing and more site-appropriate shelter solutions. This program complements the exhibition Designing for Disaster, which is open to attendees before the discussion.


Achala Navaratne,  deputy country representative and head of programs (Haiti), American Red Cross

Mario Flores, director, Field Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, Habitat for Humanity International

Kelly Furlani,  senior humanitarian specialist, Global Communities

Elizabeth Ferris, co-director, Brookings Institution-LSE Project on Internal Displacement (moderator)

1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

ARC_Logo_Bttn_Horiz_web.jpg Sheltering Lives is generously supported by the American Red Cross.



Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Photo: Canaan, Haiti. Photo courtesy of American Red Cross

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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