What does it mean to refuge?

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Mid-review, Community group presentation

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Studio REFUGE: Sketch models

refuge definition

–noun
1.     shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm.
2.     a place of shelter, protection, or safety.
3.     anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.

–verb (used with object)
4.     Archaic. to afford refuge to.
–verb (used without object)
5.     Archaic. to take refuge.

The open city provides people with the freedom to choose how to move through and participate in the city.  (Rotterdam has an advantage of size and density in this sense.)

The majority of Rotterdam’s population is foreign born.  Essentially, we are all refugees seeking to colonize space in the city.  We have the right to public space and we have the right to refuge.  To Refuge is an act and it can be used to connect or disconnect with the public.

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Rotterdam-based Zus: Gallery Space


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