Student team: Amruta Supate, Claire Henery, Kasia Bruzda, Ivana Monson, and Madison Cilluffo
University: Royal College of Art
This project aims to better connect U.K. services to the Ukrainian refugee community and ultimately define a system that could be scaled to all refugees. A team of five codesigned a service concept entitled Context, a browser extension which helps newly arrived families find information in culturally relevant terms. Context was co-designed, developed and validated with members of the Ukrainian refugee community.
The forced displacement of people is one of the defining global challenges of the 21st Century. At the end of 2021, 89.3 million people were displaced, including 27 million refugees. Of the worldwide refugee population the United Kingdom hosts only 1%.