Radio Backpack shortlisted for Climate Action Challenge!
The Radio Backpack Station is selected out of 384 submissions from 70 countries for the Climate Action Challenge of What Design Can Do!
WDCD (What Design Can Do) is a platform that showcases design as a catalyst of change and adresses the societal questions of the time. This year the platform focusses its attention entirely to climate change and launches the Climate Action Challenge. The Climate Action Challenge is an international design competition in close collaboration with the Ikea Foundation and Autodesk, which focusses on game changing initiatives that combat climate change and its impacts.
The Radio Backpack Station developed during Age of Wonderland 2016 by Iman Abdurrahman and Studio Joris de Groot, helps isolated communities on the over 17.000 islands of Indonesia access information about natural disasters. It is made out of water- and fireproof lightweight materials and powered by long-lasting batteries and mini solar panels.
Radio Backpack Station is one of the 35 selected designs. The winners will be announced at WDCD’s live event in Sao Paulo on 23 November 2017. To find out more about this challenge and platform visit the website of WDCD www.whatdesigncando.com or do you want to read more about the backpack, click here.