Housing corporation Vestia was looking for a radical solution to increase the social cohesion in one of the most notorious suburbs of Rotterdam; Afrikaanderwijk. This area is known for the wide variety of ethnicities of its’ inhabitants, and notorious for the lack of social interaction between the different ethnic and cultural groups.
With the Birthday Slide, kids exit school through the window; a wild dream for any kid, anywhere. Triggered by their offspring’s enthousiasm, parents need to interact and cooperate in order to realize this irresistible dream. Vestia will incorporate the slide in the development of a new school. If you are interested to know more about the research, click here to read the entire design report “Design for Social Impact”,