Mufid (Arabic for ‘useful’) is a world-first technology and education toolkit empowering young migrants in refugee camps to improve their environment through the circular economy. Developed with refugees, plastic waste is transformed into 3D-printing filament to create shelter construction elements. Beneficiaries gain design/STEM skills for economic empowerment in host communities.
A holistic approach to providing Chile’s coastal informal settlements with essential resources. The design utilises abundant solar energy and seawater, to create a Solar Desalination Skylight. It emits a natural diffused light, produces drinking water, and utilises leftover salt brine for energy creation.