CURA (c) Max Tomasinelli

The shutdown brought entire branches of industry to a standstill. The design industry was also faced with the situation of not being systemically relevant. One of the first who knew how to contribute to containing the pandemic was the architect and engineer Carlo Ratti. When the healthcare system in his native Italy was overburdened, he transformed a shipping container into an intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients. For the period after the pandemic, he developed Pura Case, a kind of mobile wardrobe that disinfects clothes with ozone.

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Author profile picture Hildegard Suntinger is a writer. She lives in Vienna as a freelance journalist and writes about all aspects of fashion production. She is interested in new trends in design, technology, and business. She is particularly excited about discovering interdisciplinary tendencies and the blurring of boundaries between different disciplines. The key element is technology, which changes all areas of life and work.