Hohmann, Jessie M. (2009) Igloo as
Keywords: architecture and design, climate change, human rights, infrastructure, sustainability
This paper is an exploration of what a 'human rights approach' to climate change can offer Inuit communities. It analyzes the potential contribution of the discourse of human right to housing, which recognizes that housing must be culturally adequate; that its location must allow access to employment and social facilities; and that certain services, materials, facilities, and infrastructure must be available to the inhabitants. The author discusses the implications of climate change for Inuit regarding issues of identity, cultural portrayal, and housing.
Almost all Inuit live in settled communities in Euro-Canadian style housing. However, the imported construction materials and design of the homes still have not suitable for
The author argues that climate change has direct and specific consequences for several of the seven elements of the right to housing, resulting in a lack of full enjoyment of this right. The elements