28 Jan '16, 8pm

U.K. Students Create Wearable Shelter for Syrian Refugees

In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a group of graduate students from London’s Royal College of Art have created a hooded jacket that deploys into a sleeping bag or tent large enough to house an adult and a child. Based on a brief suggested by the clothing company Wall , and shepherded by the School of Architecture’s Harriet Harriss and Graeme Brooker, the project is now seeking funds to go into mass production. “The aim is to work with U.K. refugee agencies to continue to develop the design in time for a summer,” the students wrote on their Kickstarter campaign page. “At the moment, the materials involved are cheap and sustainable since it is intended to be distributed affordably and is not intended as a long-term solution.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/u-k-students-create-wearable-she...

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