ArtCenter College of Design presents
The X Foliate Shower Project: When Water Is in Short Supply
Water-efficient solutions that address cleansing needs during emergencies.
Faced with the reality that there will be a big earthquake in Southern California sometime in the near future, this project is taking on the challenge of designing water-efficient tools that address cleansing needs during an emergency. The project X Foliate, is a portable shower stall that provides privacy and flexibility for people experiencing displacement. Based on research focused on earthquake damage, and the chemical toxicity and sustainability of materials used in disaster relief products, the team created a palate of ideas to provide water-limited cleaning solutions to maintain hygiene and mental well-being during disasters.. With a focus on preparedness tools for low-income communities, it is a prototype for a product that is accessible, reusable, portable and inexpensive.
Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Charlie Hodges
Jason Chan, Shane Fesler
Aligned LA County Sustainability Plan Goals:
Goal 1: Resilient and healthy community environments where residents thrive in place.