Let’s start with the design: the project brought together artisans from the community in workshops that “were considered as design studios“. In these, ideas were put into practice without preconceived or biased guidance, so that much of the cultural knowledge and craft processes that represent the intangible heritage of the Rohingyas emerged. Several elements of the final building are a direct result of the craft workshops. For example, the artisans were asked to reflect on their favourite memory or story through the design of a small window. So, one of the walls of the centre, made from them, embodies memories of their own houses, fishing, elephants or birds, rice paddies, and so on. Other workshops, on the other hand, gave rise to other components, such as a miniature-boat display corner, clay tiles for the floor, modular bamboo partitions, nipa panels and so on.