Human security through design.
The HNST.CO is a research and design studio that brings together, creative thinkers to solve the world’s humanitarian problems. At the studio, we develop new materials and products aimed at solving the challenges faced by women and children in conflict zones.
About the founder
Elizabeth Ebengo is a material designer currently based in London. She comes from an academic background in International Humanitarian and Criminal law, which she obtained at Leiden University in The Hague. She subsequently pursued working in development and peace organisations until she realised that policy and legislation were not the only means of providing security for the most vulnerable people she was working for. Tangible and sustainable protection and security can be provided through intentional and empathetic design. The HNST.CO was founded from this realisation.