This homeless survival kit by student designer Edmundas Jankauskas from the Vilnius College of Design in Lithuania proposes a few essential objects for living out daily life on the streets.
The Homeless Aid Kit comes with a tool for collecting plastics from containers, two pairs of gloves and 30 plastic bags. The packaging itself takes the form of a tote that makes carting around these items easy. On top of this, the bag contains information on where to stay the night, where to go to get food nearby, or where to get clean with a shower. Although the kit was developed for a school graphic design project, Jankauskas proposes that the kit could easily be given away for free at city buildings and homeless shelters.
Edmundas Jankauskas's Kit Design Prepares People for Life on the Street
1. Homeless Aid Kits - Opportunity for design innovation in creating practical and accessible kits for people experiencing homelessness.
2. Street Survival Tools - Disruptive potential for developing multifunctional tools specifically designed for life on the streets.
3. Community Support Initiatives - Growing trend of creating and distributing resources and information to support homeless individuals and communities.
1. Graphic Design - Opportunity for designers to utilize their skills to develop impactful packaging and communication materials for homeless aid kits.
2. Manufacturing - Potential for manufacturing companies to produce and distribute practical tools and resources for people facing homelessness.
3. Nonprofit and Social Services - Opportunity for nonprofits and social service organizations to collaborate in providing support and distributing homeless aid kits.