S(P)EEDKITS & Smart Packaging. Novel textile application to redesign the emergency response

Alessandra Zanelli, Guy Buyle, Gianluca Giabardo, Salvatore Viscuso


The essay aims to give an overview of the on-going S(P)EEDKITS collaborative project, co-financed by European Union, under 7FP - Activity SEC- 2011.4.2-3. In particular the research activities carried out the Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) are highlighted, both on the field of the Industrial Design and on Architectural Technology. The theme of designing new emergency response kits in situations of great disasters outlines a new frontier for the disciplines of Architectural Technology that aims to combine the traditional vocation of the components’ design with the innovative researches of technical textiles and lightweight construction.


Emergency; Technical textiles; Lightweight construction; Product development; Packaging

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-15080

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