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Israeli and Danish designers Jair Straschnow and Gitte Nygaard noticed that the children in the Drop in Center at Point Area hardly have any private space of their own. Storing clothes or any other item was done in a haphazard way. Both designers came up with the “Mailbox/lockers’ idea as a solution.
They drew up a designed computer image and measurements and had it made at the Barrows factory in Durban. Each mailbox (with space for the possessions of two children) measures 75 cm by 45. In total 25 mailboxes were made. Each got a combination lock.
The intention was both to come up with a practical solution and provide the kids with a space of their own, tiny as it might be, and at the same time use the postboxes as a sign to announce the street children issue to the people of Durban.
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Jair Straschnow & Gitte Nygaard