Shelter 48: Emergency Life-Support Design

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Shelter 48: Emergency Life-Support Design

November 11, 2017

£60 – £100

Eleven’s latest challenge calls on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for an emergency life-support system capable of being deployed rapidly in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.

Today, our climate is shifting and, as a result, more natural disasters are triggered around the globe. In the last decade alone, the number of natural disasters recorded worldwide has grown exponentially. Perhaps most surprising, is the fact that most often than not, the biggest killer isn’t the actual event itself, but the hours following the calamity. The lack of adequate protection and shelter – a basic human need to survival – coupled with the obliteration of infrastructures and services and the scarcity of provisions, make the 48 hours post-disaster a highly critical zone for survivors and victims.

For many, the response within this timeframe will be the determining factor between survival or death.

In this challenge, Eleven welcomes creatives (professionals and/or students) from around the world to design ‘Shelter 48’: an emergency life-support concept designed to target this critical 48 hour window and beyond.

Shelter 48 runs from the 11th of July until the 11th of November 2017.

Competition Awards:

Winner: £2,000

Runner-Up: £400

People’s Choice Award (selected by general public voting online): £100

6x Honourable Mentions

For more information on Eleven’s Shelter 48 challenge and to register, please visit:


November 11, 2017
£60 – £100
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