HUM.2035 | VR.

Told from the perspective of HUM, a fictional humanitarian aid network founded in 2020 India, the project, tells the stories of HUM-affiliated humanitarian workers dealing with the aftermath of storm Lata which has recently hit Goa. Exploring themes like the purpose of upskilling and questions around employment when facing displacement, the use of mobile-based or digital services, encouraging multidisciplinarity across sectors and the support of local efforts and knowledge.
The visual development for this project can be found - here.
Design fiction written and researched by Quicksand Design Studios.
The project was showcased at the BARBICAN Center in 2019. Read more.
More about the project @ Future of Humanitarian Work

Water Ecosystem Transition squads (WET)

Often constituted of ASHA workers or SHG networks, forming teams of remunerated local water activists and trainers (the first ones coming from Cape Town) looking over districts’ transition to water conservation and the protection of water quality on homes.
Conservation:
The WET squad is in charge of encouraging community members to adopt water conserving practices by going door to door and suggesting changes to tenants or landlords. They will often facilitate the transition itself by coordinating with specially accredited plumbers to introduce simple fixes to the homes.
Protection:
The WET squat is also responsible for tracking the water quality in the communities they visit from testing the wells, pumps and homes for any sign of contamination and informing water lawyers and local authorities in case of contamination.

Mass Environmental Disease Control Network (MEDCN)

Covering a range of tasks and issues, MEDCN members work in high-stress environments collaborating with local networks to provide vaccines and care to residents of the informal settlements around Delhi/Bangalore. They coordinate with WET squads to oversee areas prone to contamination and FEDs to meet the needs of nutritionally challenged communities.
Mass supplements:
A core component of providing care at a large scale relies on the close ties with water distribution services like tankers to provide oral vaccines and nutritional supplements to large communities through their daily water ration.
Localised Care
Victims of water-borne super bugs in need of immediate treatment are the second responsibility of MEDs and their staff. Due to local conflicts and difficult access most of these consultations are done remotely.

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Farming Exponentials Deployment (FED)

Engineer and botanist teams in charge of providing scalable solutions for agricultural and nutritional alternatives. They are in charge of rolling out water resilient growing facilities and new strands of genetically crisped concepts near camps.
Their hydroponic greenhouses provide employment, housing and food for refugees while experimenting with new fast growth fungus and plant crops.
Exponential Farming Stations:
Month long cycle production facilities that are fully enclosed and can be deployed across the world in containers. They however try to mirror local diets and provide employment that can be relevant local farms once the station is shifted.
Devices:
Travelling Hydroponic Farming Containers Flat-pack, elevated living infrastructure

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Luna's Cabin

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Other work in progress shots

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