ar2com | Mobile Device
All nomad pupils need is a portable bag made basically of a wooden board: one side is the writing desk, the back side has a leather seat to sit on; between seat and table there is a pocket for pencils, notebooks, books. Nothing else needed — besides a teacher. . . and school can begin.
The “right for education” is part of the human rights bill.
First requirement was to create for the children (and more so for the world beyond) a signal approving that they, too, have a right for education. We wanted to give the children a personal belonging, their “own thing” which they keep for ever and take everywhere > a savings book.
On the one hand the mobile device is the ticket to education but its philosophy requires on the other hand that this device be approved under practical points of view. In the desert, where wood is the most expensive material and where – in respect to nature – nothing should leave any impact behind, we were looking not for tables and chairs but for mobile solutions offering three topics: a desk to write on, a place to sit on and a container to carry the belongings – and all this at almost no weight.
The design of the mobile device, i.e. the leather side, follows the local tradition– each one uniquely personalized and handmade by the mothers and their contribution free of charge. The mobile device makes no difference between boys and girls.
Designer: Jula-Kim Sieber
Architecture firm: ar2com / kommunikative architektur aus darmstadt /