Rebuilding childhood


Within my second year of university I was briefed to create a project surrounding the theme of homelessness. I developed a concept based specifically on homeless refugee children. Many refugee children are located to refugee camps that are densely populated with limited resources. As a result of abruptly leaving their home countries they enter these camps with little or no belongings. My concept for this project was 'Rebuilding Childhood'. Whilst researching I discovered toys have massively helped children develop emotionally and cognitively as well as engage those that have suffered trauma. I created designs inspired by the shapes of childrens toys which were then printed onto children's building blocks. This outcome reflecting my concept and directly benefitting refugee children as the building blocks would be donated to camps. In order to help 'rebuild the childhood' of those that have had it ripped from them and allow them to develop in a positive direction for a brighter future. Within this project I also designed the packaging of stationary products. A percentage of profits made from the sales of these products will be donated to refugee charities.

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