Rethink Relief is an intense design workshop dedicated to creating technologies for humanitarian relief that specifically address the gap between short-term relief and long-term sustainable development. This hands-on event is an unique opportunity for practitioners, designers and recipients of humanitarian aid to engage and develop a holistic approach to relief that considers the transition from emergency response to post-disaster self-sufficiency as an integral part of the planning and implementation process.
We bring together people from diverse backgrounds to form multi-disciplinary teams that explore the intersections of disciplines in order to identify unmet opportunities in the humanitarian space, and to discuss, create, invent and develop innovative new technologies and approaches. Teams will be guided through the design process, from the initial problem framing through idea generation, experimentation, sketch modelling, concept selection and prototype fabrication. As we work to develop these solutions, we seek to form a community that will continue to collaborate in the future.
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