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Designing Relief Shelters

July 21, 2010

I’d like to introduce my friend, and Raygun Print client, Rafael Smith.  Raphael is the developer of the Uber Shelter, an entrepreneurial venture that seeks to provide temporary relief shelters to displaced persons around the world.  His prototype has gained international attention, as well as interest from relief agencies in Haiti to purchase thousands of his shelters.

Currently, Raphael is completing a 10-week fellowship with The Unreasonable Institute to refine and develop his product, and perhaps gain the funding he needs to manufacture the Uber Shelters for the real-world.

This is a remarkable example of design changing the world.  Below is a link to an episode from The Unreasonable Institute that features Raphael and Uber Shelter.

WATCH: Unreasonable Institute:  Wrench, Rachet, Raphael


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