Lives in: Berlin
MORE THAN SHELTERS
Business owner or entrepreneur
- Concepts of WEE, Inclusive growth, Socio-cultural, Employment creation, Skills development
We have to stop looking at the refugee context and migration as a problem and should start to transform our actions into a longterm opportunity for people who have lost everything.
Daniel is the founder and CEO of More Than Shelters, an organization that aims to utilize creative technologies to their full potential for social impact. Daniel has been working and researching within the overlaps between architecture, art and design; and through MTS, is applying informal architecture, cutting edge product design, social and ecosystem design into the humanitarian context. Their work is also carried out in the form of training and socio-economic involvement; including training women and single-mother households in Zaatari camp (Jordan) in entrepreneurship and encouraging bottom-up initiatives. The company has received awards from the German government, ZEIT Stiftung and the BMW Foundation.
Prior to working intensively with deprived communities across all continents and being involved in innovation, Daniel was an artist working in the arts, architecture, urban planning and had his work exhibited worldwide. He taught Social Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg.