ArtBabble: Jair Straschnow en Jair Straschnow and Gitte Nygaard: Design for street children <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-series"> <div class="field-label">Series:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/series/dutch-design">Dutch Design</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/series/dutch-design">Dutch Design</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-institution"> <div class="field-label">Institution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/partner/museum-boijmans-van-beuningen">Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Umthombo drop-in centre in Durban, South Africa, provides a day-care service for 50 of the city’s 3000 street children. Jair Straschnow and Gitte Nygaard stayed at the centre for several weeks and designed several practical solutions for some of the problems the center is facing. In order to create a space for personal expression, they designed tables and benches for playing games, drawing and writing. The Postbox Lockers provide the children with storage for their belongings but they also provide a symbolic ‘identity’ or ‘address’ for these dispossessed children.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Design Gitte Nygaard Jair Straschnow Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen d3b19f1f9ce81979 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 11:15:15 +0000 Boijmans.educatie 5511 at