DesignAID collaborates on humanitarian and social innovation projects globally. Here's a glimpse of our co-creative projects with partners and own initiatives.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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'.
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.
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.
Howard Hospital, Zimbabwe
Waste Management, Morocco
Design Thinking in Schools, Luxembourg
Project Bambulance, Kenya
Sustainable Design Workshops, Luxembourg
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?