A non-profit organization located in Hyderabad India. Our endeavor is to bring awareness on design and innovation through workshops, exhibitions, lectures, discussions and competitions, and channel them to bring positive change in the society. Previously, Thinking Hand has conducted a workshop “Shelter in Need”, aiming to design a foldable structure, to shelter refugees and other vulnerable groups during disasters.
To signify the history, profoundness in architectural design and engineering of our heritage sites, neglected since long, an exhibition and discussion “Trails” was held, calling for the attention of civil society and government to usher the immediate protection that these heritage sites deserve. Recently, in collaboration with University of Innsbruck an “Indo-Euro workshop” was held to bring design solutions for neglected communities, appreciating the efforts university has agreed and pioneered a studio project named E2-energy efficient low cost construction in India. To build effectual dwelling units, ergonomically designed furniture and other interiors are as important as strong external structures, and to bring best design solutions currently an international design competition is announced.
Aims and objectives of the competition:
To bring awareness among students/professionals how design can help in ameliorating the conditions of society.
To motivate students and professionals to think out of the box and execute them 1:1 scale.
To build innovative furniture for the deprived, and contribute to benefit the neglected communities around the world.
Competition Design brief:
Competition is open to everyone including students and professionals. Design a furniture, which is ergonomically sound, cost effective, environment friendly and feasible to build in neglected communities. As we all are aware, inhabitants in slums and other neglected communities lack space to accommodate. The furniture designed shall fit and transform from smaller spaces to larger spaces, based on adaptive user need, help them to store, sit, sleep, read, and write and more.
Quality in design
Material [Environment friendly]
Stability and structure
Expressing idea clearly on paper