Our group is currently working with Purple studio in an attempt to discover an innovative method to provide sleeping tents for the less fortunate and homeless in Malaysia. Our main goal for this project is to search and develop an affordable, stable, portable and safe shelter in order to curb the growing number of homeless Individuals that are forced to find shelter in public areas and structures. Currently Homlessness is not only a national issue but countries all over the world face this problem, a study conducted by habitat for humanity in 2015 estimated that there are as many as 1.6 billion people around the world who live in “inadequate shelter”. However there is currently no official number for the amount of homeless people in Malaysia, although a study conducted by the office of YB Wong Chen (member of parliament) states that in february 2016 there was as many as between 1,500 - 2,000 homeless people.
There are over 100 million people which are approximately 2% of the global population. There are 15 million forcefully evicted every year. In addition, there are lots of people who live in “inadequate shelter”. The miserable conditions of homeless are adequately defined by available observations. Their causes of homelessness include lack of affordable housing, divorce, lawful eviction, negative cash flow, post-traumatic stress disorder, foreclosure, fire, natural disasters, having no family or supportive relatives and substance abuse. We all believe that it will always be a right way to help people who are in need. Along with that, our group needs to come out with an idea and design in order to help the homeless. We consider it to be the most important and an equitable rational decision making which is called Tentorigami. The organisation we have been working with is PurpleStudios. The objective of the project is to create a way for the homeless user to be able to carry their sleeping space/ shelter to wherever they would stop for the night. The portable shelter should be lightweight , movable , durable and should have employed at least 1 recyclable material.
The SDG's our group focuses on is
3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10 - Required Inequalities
11 - Sustainable Communities and Cities
12 - Responsible Consumption and Production