Shelter 2.0

The Shelter 2.0 design is a digitally-fabricated structure. created to fill the transitional space between living in a tent and being in a permanent home. It’s an Open Design, freely shared, that has been constructed all over the world.

What inspired you to make this project?:
Our vision…digital fabrication, disaster relief, and local enterprise.

There are always people willing to give to those in need during times of tragedy. It’s the way things have always worked with “charity”…someone gives so that someone else can benefit. Shelter 2.0 started out as one of those kinds of givers, thinking that the best way we could help was to give homes to people that had lost theirs. We’re not saying that that’s wrong…that people shouldn’t help others. The more we thought about our particular way of giving, though, the more we realized that making and giving away Shelters may not be the best way for us to help in the long run. Open Source design files, free distribution, and working with agencies to source LOCAL options for fabrication and delivery of building components is a better long AND short term disaster relief solution.

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Categories: Fabrication, Art & Design, Craft, Education, Engineering
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