The participants of the workshop Walkable City were in luck last week: it was a sunny and dry day, perfect for working with cardboard. They were looking for ways to use cardboard to shelter homeless people in Amsterdam from the rain and the cold. The founders of www.kartent.nl – a cardboard solution for homeless people – shared their knowledge and experience with the eager workshop participants. Students of the design Fachhochschule from Hannover provided some much needed hands-on assistance as well as design advice. The very different prototypes were presented and tested – even on the water. The events took place, very appropriately, in the Start Up Pitstop Wikkelhouse, which is made out of cardboard.
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