Office of Displaced Designers (ODD) is a charitable architecture and design organisation that facilitates skills sharing and professional development opportunities in design for refugees and locals on the Greek island of Lesvos.
ODD operates on the premise that design and education are powerful tools to bring people together to problem solve and co-create a more equitable and inclusive society.
We collaborate with independent practitioners, international organisations, institutions, and aid agencies to create high quality learning experiences that support psychosocial well-being, reconnect the displaced with their professional identities, and promote social cohesion.
When we first pitched this project at an Urbanistas expo we had just successfully completed a one month pilot project but were unsure of how to develop the program more formally. We received a lot of positive feedback and also pledges of support that were instrumental in helping to push the project forward. The Urbanistas have managed to create an engaging critical thinking space that manages to interrogate, whilst also nurturing new ideas.
Our ‘ASK’ for the network:
We are looking for support and are currently seeking to grow our network and engage potential partners. We would love to know from you:
Email us - firstname.lastname@example.org or get in contact via the website - www.displaceddesigners.org