Hacking Better Shelter

Hacking Better Shelter is series of IKEA-style hacks designed to expand the use of Better Shelter, a leading emergency shelter system housing displaced people around the world. Our proposal is essentially a set of instructions for hacking the Better Shelter system to create new types of spaces and amenities for refugee communities awaiting asylum or a return home. Our playground swing set was featured, in partnership with Better Shelter and the IKEA Foundation, at the Stedelijk Museum as part of their exhibition Solution or Utopia? Design for Refugees.

Program: Relief Shelters
Team: Andre Guimond, Evan Erlebacher, Harry Lam
Status: Proposal
Year: 2016