I loved the creative thinking behind these ‘Impact-A-Thon’ competition entries to design a low cost shelter that could be used by people sleeping rough.
As this article comments,
It’s questionable whether the ideas are really solutions to homelessness (is a temporary shelter any substitute for indoor accommodation?). But the challenge does seem to have taught [..] engineers and designers [to] use their talents to solve hard social problems
It’s great to see university students being set this kind of challenge to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by those living on the streets.