Bindi

Bindi aims at creating recreational space for female teenagers in communities and slums where they can meet together when they are not at school.

Bindi

Bindi aims at creating recreational space for female teenagers in communities and slums where they can meet together when they are not at school.

Problem Statement

Slums are densely populated areas and not safe enough for young women browse around. There is no space for recreational use in slums for female students between 14 and 18 years old when they are not at school.

Solution

Our project took a more accurate and relevant vision when we saw the “green bubble” project engineered by Ikea. We decided therefore to focus on public spaces management for young girls in slums (according to our problem statement). It represents a decisive step forwards as the issue of focusing either on public or private space has been settled.
 
The Ikea concept is relevant from a technological point as it is assembled as a ‘japenese puzzle’ without using any material other than wood. We thought at first to use wood and laser cutting to design the project and then place it in open source so that it could be replicated easily.
 
We tried to answer 3 constraints: Privacy (mix of social space and individual seats), flooding during monsoon (elevated structure?), educational purpose (library?)

Project Contributors

Naama, Paul, Sonali, Tanya, Thibaut

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SDG 5 : Gender Equality

Objective

Slums are densely populated areas and not safe enough for young women browse around. There is no space for recreational use in slums for female students between 14 and 18 years old when they are not at school.

Solution

Our project took a more accurate and relevant vision when we saw the “green bubble” project engineered by Ikea. We decided therefore to focus on public spaces management for young girls in slums (according to our problem statement). It represents a decisive step forwards as the issue of focusing either on public or private space has been settled.
 
The Ikea concept is relevant from a technological point as it is assembled as a ‘japenese puzzle’ without using any material other than wood. We thought at first to use wood and laser cutting to design the project and then place it in open source so that it could be replicated easily.
 
We tried to answer 3 constraints: Privacy (mix of social space and individual seats), flooding during monsoon (elevated structure?), educational purpose (library?)

Glimpses of the making

Project Contributors

Naama, Paul, Sonali, Tanya, Thibaut

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Glimpses of the making

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