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Transportable Homeless Shelters

The Urban Rough Sleeper Backpack Helps Support the Homeless

— July 14, 2013 — Art & Design
Concerned by his exposure to the plight of the homeless, Ragnhild Lübbert Terpling, graduate of the Kolding School of Design, designed an easily transportable homeless shelter to support homeless people living on the streets.

The urban rough sleeper backpack provides storage, shelter and mobility, thereby improving the quality of life of the impoverished. Expansion into a tent-like configuration provides accommodation for sleeping, while compression permits the storage of essential items.

The objective is to promote the tent to a general audience as camping equipment, with 10% of profits donated to those without sufficient shelter for a free urban rough sleeper. Terpling presents an innovative and multifunctional product that turns a piece of camping equipment into a home for the homeless.

Photo Credits: designboom
Trend Themes
1. Transportable Homeless Shelters - The design and development of easily transportable homeless shelters to provide support for those living on the streets.
2. Multifunctional Homeless Products - The creation of products that offer storage, shelter, and mobility to improve the quality of life for the homeless.
3. Socially Conscious Camping Equipment - The promotion of camping equipment as a means to support those without sufficient shelter, with a percentage of profits donated to the homeless.
Industry Implications
1. Design and Architecture - Opportunities for designers and architects to create innovative and practical homeless shelters that can be easily transported.
2. Outdoor Recreation - The outdoor recreation industry can explore the development of multifunctional products that cater to the needs of the homeless while offering utility for camping and outdoor activities.
3. Social Impact and Philanthropy - The philanthropy sector can explore partnerships and initiatives that leverage the sale of camping equipment to support and uplift homeless individuals and communities.
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