designboom social awareness award 2006
the non-profit design competition under the title
‘shelter in a cart’ has been very successful.
4247 designers and / or organizations from 95 countries
many more of you deserved to be chosen.
the jury made its selections, and from the combination of
choices the 5 winner and runners-up were chosen.
homelessness is a complex issue encompassing multiple
facets of society. the theme (and the jury decision) caused
much controversy and the here presented 130 variations on
the theme are already widely discussed across many sites.
it is no surprise to us that we are receiving comments suggesting
that we are doing something superficial and self-satisfying,
but in answer to that, we say that design is the tool we know best,
so we will use it to bring social discussion to our audience.
the massive participation rate made it clear that there is a
growing awareness of the homeless issue.
R E S U L T S
published july 8th, 2006
the jury was composed of:
jasper morrison, designer, uk
cameron sinclair, executive director of the nonprofit 'architecture for humanity', usa
helen horten-smith, co-ordinator of the london design festival ltd, uk
mark dusseault, publicist, canada
birgit lohmann, editor-in-chief designboom, italy
they greatly enjoyed reviewing the designs and have finalised their
decision to have
5 ex equo winners,
see the exhibition of the shortlisted entries
at the hangaram design museum, seoul arts center, korea.
ryan mulroney | 06.07.06This simple, language-free instruction list is designed to overcome the main logistical obstacles that prevent the majority of well-designed homeless shelters from ever reaching any significant (read more)
hao jiang | 06.07.06It is not only a cart ,but also a tent. so I call it Tent-Cart,it is very convenient to use.open the two sides door of the cart,then the cart will change into a tent .So I think this cart more like a (read more)
bianca cristina padurean | 06.07.06Shell-ter is a mobile storage unit that also provides refuge. It can be pushed or dragged while walking or using a bicycle.
To create the refuge shelter one can easily drag outwards the yellow (read more)
asher dunn | 06.07.06This shelter and cart fold into a small, portable backpack. The backpack is made out of two pieces that are molded out of recycled plastic; these comprise the body and the door. The door (which is (read more)
adar goldfarb | 06.07.06The project gives an answer for the instinctive need of a mother, although she is homeless and maybe even more because of that fact, to protect the new born child. This is the expression of the (read more)
dominic muren | 06.07.06Homelessness is only as much of a disadvantage as a community makes it. Until we as community members band together to say "Regardless of your economic, racial, psychological, or social status, we (read more)
ashley phillips | 06.07.06I designed and created this shelter with several principles of sustainability in mind:
Design for disassembly, re-cycling and re-use. The igloo bottle shelter was created to make use of the plastic (read more)
ivan longhini | 06.07.06It has been difficult for me to take decisions of design for the homeless recollectors of canisters of aluminum and pasteboard.
In Argentina, the people who realizes this work, after unloading the (read more)
pierre-luc beaudry | 06.07.06The Armadillo is a mobile shelter for the homeless, a cocoon to isolate them from the city and to give
them a brief moment of tranquility, to take a nap, sleep for the night or simply to have some (read more)