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Project, Ideas Box

This is a Project. It was designed by Philippe Starck and collaborator: Bibliothèques Sans Frontières and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It is dated 2014-ongoing. It is a part of the department.

Australia, Bangladesh, Burundi, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Turkey, United States 2014–present

Ideas Box is a portable library and pop-up multimedia center that can be easily shipped, is energy independent, and can be set up in 20 minutes. It was designed to be deployed to areas of hardship— refugee camps, isolated communities, underserved urban spaces, and remote Indigenous peoples’ land around the world. Each box’s contents are tailored to the community’s needs. Ideas Box has been distributed across six continents, offering free access to information, culture, and educational resources, which are key tools in promoting healing and building more tolerant communities.

It is credited Courtesy of Bibliothèques Sans Frontières.

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