Cave Urban & Humanitarian Bamboo

Cave Urban

We are an international collective formed in 2010 to investigate vernacular lightweight structures and their relevance to contemporary design. What began as a means for research, has developed into a practice that explores the intersection between art and architecture through the use of bamboo.

Cave Urban projects involve the participation of the local community, universities and artists. We also foster cross cultural exchange and collaboration with international artists like Wang Wen-Chih (Taiwan), Georges Cuvillier (Belgium), Amir Rabik (Indonesia), Carolina Pinto (Chile) and Markus Tatton (Australia). Partnerships have included: Opera Australia, MONA, Clemenger, University of Tasmania, UNSW, Sydney City Council, Royal Botanical Gardens, Australian National Botanical Gardens, Brisbane City Council and the Woodford Folk Festival.

Humanitarian Bamboo

Humanitarian Bamboo is a small team of dedicated and experienced humanitarian experts working within a social enterprise company.

Humanitarian Bamboo aims to support humanitarian agencies to ensure a minimum standard in humanitarian work. The company head office is in Jakarta, with an operational team based out of Yogyakarta and Melbourne. HBC engage with a range of associate consultants across the South East Asia region.

Learn more about their classes Bamboo Essentials, Humanitarian Shelter Building and Urban Shelter.