urban rough sleepers backpack turns into a homeless shelter
urban rough sleepers backpack turns into a homeless shelter urban rough sleepers backpack turns into a homeless shelter
jul 11, 2013
urban rough sleepers backpack turns into a homeless shelter

‘urban rough sleepers’ backpack by ragnhild lübbert terpling turns into a homeless shelter
all images courtesy ragnhild lübbert terpling



informed by real experiences of homeless people living in the streets, the ‘urban rough sleeper’ backpack by kolding school of design graduate ragnhild lübbert terpling supports and improves the current lifestyle of the impoverished by meeting some of their most basic needs: storage, mobility and shelter. conceived to be sold as camping equipment for a general audience, 10% of all profits would then be given to those without adequate housing for a free urban rough sleeper. the hybrid backpack expands into a fully retractable tent-like structure, providing extensive shelter for both those in need or for encampment purposes. once compressed, the bag supplies enough space for storing essential living supplies; blankets, shoes, and other toiletries.



the ‘urban rough sleeper’ backpack supports and improves the current lifestyle of the homeless



urban sleepers expanded into ‘sleep mode’



backpack compressed view



backpack expanded view



‘urban sleeper’ being used in context

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