Tentative is a smart compact post disaster shelter tent. A simple yet innovative tent is a way to bring fast practical shelter to emergency disaster victims; the collapsible tent is flat packed for easy transport and is suitable for all climates and only an hour to pop up with necessary few tools. The compact disaster shelter is made of a fiber and a durable weather resistant textile which is quilted sewed and consists thermally insulated perlite in between. It uses a roof that helps in collecting water and providing lighting and ventilation.
WReuse is a Laundry Water Recycler automatic system that saves the rinse water from the last laundry load and is filtered in treating tank, passing it through a Sand filter to remove any solids, materia and clean the water. By using the rinse water of the last washed, people can save 100% the first load of wash water. The reuse of rinse water (tipically considered as grey water) can save 2500 gallons/water and 25 boxes of detergent/year.
Be Girl pad holder’s are the first hybrid reusable and washable waterproof menstrual product that can be attached to underwear like a traditional sanitary pad, and can be filled with any available safe disposable or reusable absorbent material. This unique design gives women unprecedented autonomy through the independence to adapt it according to available resources. In addition, the pad offers high performance, unique comfort and ergonomics at an almost universally accessible low cost.
Nuevo Leon’s firefigthers are the only independent organization across Mexico’s country. For this reason they have to find ways to finance themselves by creating raffles and crowdfunding. To turn this situation around, strong connection between the organization and the citizens must be created. To achieve this goal the teamwork created a strategy that is divided in ambient and digital parts and they function together in a cyclic manner by itself.
Technology has been playing an important role in this new wave of protests, from Arab Spring to Occupy Central. Backslash is a series of functional devices designed for protests of the future. Created through the lens of critical design, Backslash aims to retain the right to connect in protest sites, and riots situations through creative use of technologies for communication.
Every year festivals and outdoor events alike are plagued by the intense stench that visitors leave behind when they pass water in the fence as a consequence of lacking toilet facilities. PeeFence is a flexible urinal which is easily set up in great quantities. It consists of a 1 mm tough and lightweight plastic membrane which is foldable for efficient storage and effortless setup. PeeFence is folded on site to establish the trough where the urine can flow and then mounted on fence by only four plastic strips. With PeeFence, it has never been easier to implement sanitation at outdoor events!