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Refuge

You only have to check the latest news or glance down a side street littered with used needles to see that drug misuse is a prominent issue in Swansea’s city centre. With Swansea being the second highest area in the United Kingdom for cases of drug related deaths, and the first for deaths relating to opioid use, I decided to create a project targeting the hundreds of people dying in Swansea every year because of this ongoing issue. I conceptualised a safe space that drug users in Swansea could utilise; where they would be able to inject with a decreased risk of overdose. This included designing informational posters that could be displayed on the inside, a brand identity and promotional material that would advertise the space; these would be put up around Swansea in areas that drug users frequent.

Type / 

Communication Design

 

Duration / 

3 Months

 

Year / 

2020