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Massoud Hassani’s Toy-Inspired Mine Kafon Detonates Landmines in War-Torn Areas

Posted By Charley Cameron On November 24, 2012 @ 2:52 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Disaster-proof design | 1 Comment

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Massoud Hassani’s extraordinary Mine Kafon [2] is a giant, wind-powered, bamboo-framed, toy-inspired sphere which—with the aid of GPS—rolls over unexploded landmines and tracks the clear, safer paths that it leaves behind. Hassani developed the piece after reflecting on his childhood in Kabul, and on the toys that he and his friends played with, often losing those toys when they were carried by the wind into areas known to contain landmines.


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