FabLabSAUL-Calais is a mixture of volunteers, students, architects and builders who are making shelters for the people who are living in camps as refugees in Calais.
They are adapting a design by Pritzker prize winning architect Shigeru Ban, who designed humanitarian shelters using cardboard tubes and then offered them to the world. The shelter structures are being made at the moment in Fablab limerick. They aim is to build four large shelters, one for every major ethnic community Sudanese, Eritrean, Afghan and Syrian. Here up to 15 people can gather, in each, and cook and stay warm in the winter months. Building will start with the men in the camp from October 1st. Materials will be shipped with a large Irish convoy (Cork Calais refugee solidarity), joining forces to build as much as we can in the camp.
So far, the group have donated their own time, money, effort, materials and ideas. They are now seeking funds for the purchase of the last needed supplies. You can help support this effort by visiting their GoFundMe page here.