About the Project
Libraries Without Borders has developed a major innovation for access to education, culture and information in humanitarian crises and for vulnerable populations: the Ideas Box.
Designed by the creator Philippe Starck and in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, the box fits on two pallets and is equipped with computers, an Internet connection and educational contents, tablets and games, paper books and e-readers, cameras and a mobile cinema.
It provides tools for teachers and students, for self-education, professional development, artistic creativity and access to critical information, empowering children, adults and communities to reconstruct what has been lost and, further, pave the way for a self-reliant future.
The Box itself protects its contents from rain, heat and dust, and can be packed and unpacked within minutes.