Form-and-function blog Yanko Design put together a smart contest a few months ago called “Design for Poverty.” It was hoping to, “address different aspects of poverty” and “collapse the systemic process and give back the dignity every person deserves.” Judging was based on concept, cost to implement, and deployment. The winner, Evan Gant, came up with a system to collect the rainwater off houses in developing countries through a simple tube system that attaches to the gutter. The system is described in more detail, along with those from other finalists (dig the sleeping bag insulated with garbage!), at the Yanko Design site.

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