From the competition sponsor:
We will have all seen and heard much about the extensive flooding recently, from Australia to Sri Lanka, and right the way across in Brazil. In the face of such chaos and disaster it is striking how this has effected first-hand people of many different cultures and classes. It’s a strong reminder that humanitarian design is not always just for the underprivileged in our world, and sometimes circumstances can throw a stable and strong society into massive humanitarian need. Even some of you reading this I’m sure will have seen personally the devastation of floods in the past few months.
We are asking you to design for flood victims. You can look closely at one area which has been recently effected, or tackle the subject on a wider level- we want you to explore what you think is necessary in these chaotic situations and what you would like to implement to improve people’s living. This could be in terms of safe shelter, protecting belongings, temporary infrastructure, saving buildings, access and transport, or any aspect which you think is important! The main focus is on providing a quick response, your design or strategy should be something that can be implemented swiftly after flooding strikes.