Urban Planet: Transient Camps


Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

In 2005, Dutch photographer Henk Wildschut returned from Pakistan where he had been documenting the human response to the earthquake. He discovered that even closer to home, undocumented immigrants were constructing transient camps in much the same manner as the earthquake survivors. The camps he documented have for the most part disappeared due to stricter enforcement of immigration laws and worsening economic conditions. (Design Observer)

Image from Design Observer

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