Improving Palestinian Refugee Camps

Should Palestinian refugee camps have public spaces? Is the sense of belonging to a street or neighbourhood within a refugee camp an identity worth preserving? How can individual choices be balanced vis-à-vis the interest of the entire refugee community—including the right to refuse to participate in camp improvement? 

This exhibition explores how Palestinian refugees answer these and other questions. It showcases ground breaking community participation in urban planning that is improving some of the world's most impoverished areas, the Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East.

This initiative has been pioneered by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).