by / July 11, 2006

Can design help cure social ills? It's a tall order, but there is no doubt that design can help. Architecture for Humanity and eco design are familiar and comfortable places where design can make a difference. Less comfortable, but no less important or worthy, is homelessness in our own backyards, and now, the Aphrodite Project's Platforms which use design and technology to bring sex workers on par with other public workers. "6-inch, silver leather sandals with built-in video and GPS technology that link the wearer to emergency services and an online community network. These design elements combine the rich mythology of Aphrodite with the concerns of sex workers on the streets: safety, advertising/promotion, and community.". Via blog.elektra.

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