In this context it might seem strange that IKEA, famous for affordable home furnishing, has a role to play. Yet, for the past two years, the IKEA Foundation has been driving a unique collaboration with a team of Swedish designers and UNHCR to design a better refugee shelter for the millions of children and families forced to flee their homes every year.
Searching for a perfect new sofa or a nice new kitchen table? Would you like a hefty handful of sexism along with it? Then it's time to head to IKEA. The latest news from the giant Swedish flat-pack company reveals that in the Saudi Arabian version of their catalogue, IKEA has helpfully removed all women from the photographs.
Officially Fresher's Week marks the start of the academic year when the new students are welcomed into university life. We learn to navigate our way around campus, we join societies, we socialise and form new friendships. We find out that it's not a good idea to wash mixed colours with white clothes, that pizzas easily burn and that we don't need six kettles in one flat.