DesignAID collaborates on humanitarian and social innovation projects globally. Here's a glimpse of our co-creative projects with partners and own initiatives.

 

Incinerator Initiative, Bangladesh

The majority of hospitals in limited resource settings lack facilities to safely dispose of harmful medical waste. Cost prohibitive incinerators lead hospitals to rely on inappropriate alternatives. Contaminated supplies and sharps are dumped on-site and on road sides, left accessible to animals and community, spreading infectious agents that can lead to Sepsis, Hepatitis and HIV transmission. 

 One of many used syringes on public grounds outside a rural hospital.

One of many used syringes on public grounds outside a rural hospital.


INDEX: Award / Bambulance

Our Project Bambulance was fortunate enough to get the prestigious INDEX:Award Nomination, the highest design award in the design industry, focusing on design to improve life.

 INDEX: 100 stories of design to improve life. The book about the international INDEX: Award exhibition and projects.

INDEX: 100 stories of design to improve life. The book about the international INDEX: Award exhibition and projects.


Interrupting Pathways to Sepsis / MUSKOKA Initiative

Early detection and interruption of pathways to sepsis among women, newborns and young children in least developed countries has been a largely neglected and misunderstood issue.  Sepsis is the final common pathway to death for nearly all serious childhood infectious illnesses. More...

 A young mother gone critically septic after home birth is waiting for help on a pedal rickshaw pad outside the ill-equipped rural hospital, her husband holding their newborn. A young family worrying about their future, hoping for medical help.

A young mother gone critically septic after home birth is waiting for help on a pedal rickshaw pad outside the ill-equipped rural hospital, her husband holding their newborn. A young family worrying about their future, hoping for medical help.


ChocolaTRI, Luxembourg

In collaboration with COOP300, we developed a chocolate series for Luxembourg, hand crafted by people with various disabilities, creating work that adapts to their individual needs and life.

 Chocolate mold testing, hand made of fine french and belgian chocolates.

Chocolate mold testing, hand made of fine french and belgian chocolates.


DesignCity, Luxembourg

As part of DesignCity Luxembourg, Emergenc(e)y is an exhibition focusing on design for humanitarian use and emergency response. DesignAid exhibited the modular emergency shelter units 'TARPAD'  and their INDEX: Award nominated 'BAMBULANCE' project.

 Emergenc(e)y exhibition entrance

Emergenc(e)y exhibition entrance


Mashreq Shams, Tunisia

In collaboration with the rural communities south of the city of Gafsa in Tunisia, we explored the potential to co-create products that generate a local economy in this desert environment based on their heritage, craft and culture.


Global Service Jam, Luxembourg

In March 2011, we launched and hosted Luxembourg's first Global Service Jam Workshop, based around the theme 'SuperHEROES'. 


Niepoort Wines & Melusina, Portugal

Together with Niepoort wines in Portugal, we designed a series of wine bottles on the theme of 'Melusina'. The proceeds went to a charity that makes children in hospitals laugh and heal happier.


Pecha Kucha

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Sozial Affair, Luxembourg

Social umbrella organization promoting craft with an educational component. Locally sourced and handmade household products with a touch of a Luxembourg identity.


Sustainability & Permaculture Course, University of Luxembourg

Teaching sustainability practices and permaculture at University of Luxembourg.

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Howard Hospital, Zimbabwe

 

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Waste Management, Morocco

 

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Design Thinking in Schools, Luxembourg

 

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Project Bambulance, Kenya

 

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Sustainable Design Workshops, Luxembourg

 

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Well, you've reached the last project, which is where it all started in 2006. How about you get in touch through our contact page and tell us what your community needs?