Architecture professor Jan Wampler is designing a small, self-sufficient settlement consisting of a school and housing for 350 Haitian students and 100 staff. The settlement, conceived for a region about one hour from Port-au-Prince, will be carried out in coordination with local Haitian organizations, engineers and contractors, and can also serve as a model for use across Haiti.
Gerthy Lahens has been helping us with finding stakeholders in Haiti who will take ownership of the Fablab. Fablabs cannot just be plopped down and then take off: they require people more than machines to work. We are still looking for stakeholders who can take ownership, if you know someone, please contact us!