Walking into War
‘Every person will actively experience war once in their lifetime’. This sentence from a magazine made Philippe Villevoye think. What would his war look like? How would he find food? Protect himself? Warn his loved ones? He made up a short wartime scenario in which he would have to cover one hundred kilometres on foot, and discovered that communication would be the most important step towards survival. Therefore, in addition to a tent with a camouflage system, his ‘rescue backpack’ mostly contains tools for communication. A kite to communicate with other backpackers by means of coded signals, a ‘stencilled twitter system’, a friends directory with pre-arranged rendezvous points. Walking into War will make people consider what is important in times of war and will increase their awareness of the freedoms they currently enjoy.
© Design Academy Eindhoven, Photo by Lisa Klappe