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TINA HOVSEPIAN
Cardborigami

Tina Hovsepian created Cardborigami as an innovative way to give privacy and weather protection to those who have none—the homeless. Learn more about why she was named a 2015 Toyota Mother of Invention. DESIGN TINA HOVSEPIAN Cardborigami SHARE HER STORY supportURL LEARN MORE ABOUT Cardboarigami Growing up in Los Angeles, Hovsepian always had an interest [...] Details

Tina Hovsepian created Cardborigami as an innovative way to give privacy and weather protection to those who have none—the homeless. Learn more about why she was named a 2015 Toyota Mother of Invention.

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TINA HOVSEPIAN
Cardborigami

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Growing up in Los Angeles, Hovsepian always had an interest in helping her city’s homeless. In 2007 as student at USC, she built a prototype of a temporary shelter made of folded cardboard, called Cardborigami. Its purpose was simple: give privacy and weather protection for those who have none. For her work, Hovsepian received second prize for “Most Innovative” at the 2009 USC Undergraduate Symposium for Creative Work.

Within months of Cardborigami going public, Hovsepian received interest from 92 different countries and was featured on CNN.com, LATimes.com and other media outlets.

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