“Dye mon, gen mon.” or “Beyond mountains, more mountains.”
This age old Haitian proverb has taken on a new meaning following the political, natural and economic factors which have afflicted the nation over the past century. However it was originally intended to describe the unique terrain of the Island nation of Haiti. The past century has seen the eradication of all but 2% of Haiti’s trees and bamboo is being increasingly grown as a solution not just in binding the exposed hillsides, but as a light weight material for construction.
Using this unique terrain as the setting for a design workshop asking students to design a vision for bamboo architecture in Haiti.
AA Visiting School