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LifeHacket Trio

Swann, David, Wallwein, Louise, Roberts, Sue and Benincasa-Sharman, Caterina Amanda (2016) LifeHacket Trio. David Swann. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Summer of 2015 witnessed the mass migration of people seeking refuge, safety and security in Europe. Over 1 million people made the perilous journey via the Greek Islands. The small island of Kos became a frontline destination with 800 arrivals per day in October 2015. Many arrived with nothing but their life jacket. Agencies such as UNHCR, MSF and Kos-Solidarity provided essential non-food items such as donated clothing, blankets and hygiene kits. The LifeHacket project, in association with Kos-Solidarity seeks to address two challenges. Firstly, to repurpose discarded lifejackets into a trio of useful products for refugees and irregular migrants: a backpack for storing life’s essentials, a pillow made from used foam inserts and a simple belt to make ill-fitting trousers fit. Secondly, to restore the natural environment spoilt by abandoned life jackets. Kos-Solidarity is 1 of 16 volunteer groups that was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for their humanitarian support.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Caterina Benincasa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 09:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/28742

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