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Shelter in a Cart Competition

161 257x300 Shelter in a Cart CompetitionWe were excited when Designboom announced the Shelter in a Cart competition, to “Design a cart that can provide shelter and storage for the urban homeless” .While it may not be an answer to the problem of homelessness, it certainly raises questions and challenges our ideas. We also are intrigued by ideas for living with less and nobody does so like the homeless. Smart camping equipment manufacturers should look closely.

We were surprised by the winner , panagiotis dramitinos + karaolis alkis + alexandros papageorgiou from greece finding it less imaginative than most and doubting the viability of the tent and sleeping arrangement. We cannot find jurors’ comments so we cannot pass on why it won. In fact, we liked all of the winners less than some of the honourable mentions.

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