Refugee Wearable Shelter Wearable Tent, Jacket, Coat For Refugees by Dr Harriet Harriss & Graeme Brooker

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Refugee Wearable Shelter

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Wearable Tent, Jacket, Coat For Refugees

INSPIRATION:
Refugees can barely carry personal belongings, let alone a tent. This new design is meant to make shelter a little easier to carry: During the day, it's an ultra-lightweight jacket that protects someone from the elements. At night, it expands into a basic tent for a parent and a child, or two spooning adults.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART Interior Design & Textiles students have developed an innovative and multifunctional wearable dwelling in direct response to the Syrian refugee crisis. The garment is designed to convert from a jacket with large storage pockets into a sleeping bag and also a tent. Lead project tutors Dr Harriet Harriss & Graeme Brooker set the design brief.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Our concept is based on the principles of inflation and the versatility of a vest. We have opted to use a high quality material, Tyvek®. We seek to impart a sense of security both physically and literally by providing full body coverage. Other unique aspects are the ability to document health concerns, travel companions and originating location. We feel these aspects serve as a means of reminding the user of its connection to their origins in a moment of complete disconnect. As a wearable piece, our clothing is equipped with pockets for personal items, a hood and heat insulation. As a tent, our piece, is designed to house a full size adult as well as a small child. The shelter has two varying heights from one end to the other in an attempt to reduce the amount of fabric a user has to carry on their body. The pieces used as a means of access to the shelter can be contacted to one another to join people of larger groups together.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
A one week hackathon in October 2015 - we are now developing the design ready for manufacture, depending on finding partners.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
After significant material research the team settled on a product, named Tyvek®, most notably used in the construction of buildings. The material is unique a unique and multifaceted material, tough, yet extremely light and soft. It is permeable to air and water vapour while still repelling rain. We seek to impart a sense of security both physically and literally by providing full body coverage. Heat insulation is gained through the use of a patterned of Mylar, more commonly known as Emergency or Space blankets, adhered to the inside of the piece. One’s own heat is trapped inside creating a self serving warmth system.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The entire dimensions of the piece unfolded is roughly 2 x 3 meters. As the garment is folded to be a worn piece the length reduces half and the width reduces by two thirds. We created a garment without arms and with quite a bit of width to accommodate different body types.

TAGS:
refugee crisis, interior design, textile innovation, student project

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART Interior Design & Textiles students have developed an innovative and multi-functional wearable dwelling in direct response to the Syrian refugee crisis, in response to a brief written by their tutors Dr Harriet Harriss & Graeme Brooker. The garment is designed to adapt from a jacket with large storage pockets into a sleeping bag and also a tent. The European refugee crisis has seen around 400,000 men, woman and children land upon the Mediterranean shores. Coupled with increased media coverage, people around the world have become more informed to the plight of those making the journey. The need of refugees to relocate is fuelled by complicated aspects out of our control but as designers we recognize our ability to contribute to concerted global effort to ease this crisis. In response, we have created a wearable shelter: a personal piece of clothing, that when unfolded creates a suitable dwelling to provide protection from the elements.

CHALLENGE:
We want to debunk the myth that design students are self-indulgent and frivolous. This, we hope, is proof of the value that designers can bring in a humanitarian crisis.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-17 23:00:18

TEAM MEMBERS (13) :
Tutors: Dr Harriet Harriss, Graeme Brooker, Students , Gabriella Geagea, Anne Sophie Geay, Cassie Buckhart, Eve Hoffmann, Anna Duthie, Jess Wang, Hailey Darling, Zara Ashby, Ruben Van den Bossche and Giulia Silovy

IMAGE CREDITS:
Josh Tarn

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Pending

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Royal College of Art // Interior Design Program

PROFILE:
The MA Interior Design Programme engages its participants in exploring emergent ideas and issues concerning distinct aspects of the design of the interior. This incorporates research, practice and making work that explores the diversity of human occupation in numerous environments, extending from the room to the city. The programme encourages the view that the interior is an interface between its occupants and the built environment and it supports the notion that the interior is an agent for social change. The programme values speculation, analysis, rigor and provocation with regards to the thinking and making of all aspects of the design of the interior. It challenges its participants to formulate their own rigorous critically independent responses to these fundamental concerns. This is often undertaken via the reworking of existing structures, the creation of temporal installations and the formation of permanent interventions, all involving the construction and communication of particular spatial identities using space, objects and materials.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Refugee Wearable Shelter Wearable Tent, Jacket, Coat For Refugees by Dr Harriet Harriss & Graeme Brooker is a Nominee in Social Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Refugee Wearable Shelter Wearable Tent, Jacket, Coat For Refugees by Dr Harriet Harriss & Graeme Brooker is Winner in Social Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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