Here you are an interesting and useful project: the Urban Survival Kit project by Auckland-based multidisciplinary designer Ryan Romanes.
The task was to create a designed and considered solution to the contributing factors of urban poverty. The solution came in the form of an Urban Survival Pack for children, to be placed in schools for use as an instructional device by teachers. The contents of the kit include a bit of everything: 12 cardboard tubes, varying in sizes; 3 sizes of tubes contain emergency equipment, gardening utensils, seeds and seed raising mixture; and 6 smaller tubes containing vegetable seeds are designed with the intention of being re-used as miniature pot plants.
Labels: design, packaging