I built the model of the child, the jumpsuit and the backpack:
The idea that everyone seemed drawn to the most was the full body “Survival Suit”
The idea was to have a 2-part multi-purpose survival suit (the jumpsuit and the backpack) aimed at children (as children under 18 make up 50% of the Syrian Refugees) that would be handed out at the refugee camps should the family choose to move on to another country. The jumpsuit would be made of a light, weather-proof material with elastic ankles and wrists, so the size is easily adjustable. The backpack/life jacket would be buoyant and study, thus being easy to carry and reducing strain on the child’s back, and would contain a water filtration device along with a water bottle, some high-carb food bars, a utility belt, and a small toy to distract and comfort the child during periods of stress.
The Plausible Mars Mission Refugee Solution:
A list of various ideas that we thought could help the Syrian Refugee Crisis:
- Life jacket/backpack
- Homing device/GPS
- A game to help distract the children
- Drones that drop food
- Biodome City in otherwise inhospitable areas
- Send them to Mars
- Drones that can carry families away
- Teleportation device
In the end we realised that this is a very sensitive ongoing topic, so we decided against doing anything that could be considered offensive. We narrowed down out ideas to Biodome and Life Jacket.
Our Week 0 brief was to “Create something that will help the Syrian Refugee Crisis.”
First things first the team researched the conflict in Syria:
First Year is no more. Time has come to ascend into the terrifying land of Year 2.
The semester begins with our class being the quote-unquote responsible students who should lead and inform the returning Fourth Years and new First Years on our Week Zero project.