Earthquakes, floods, epidemics, urban guerilla warfare. Our cities are becoming more vulnerable and are increasingly subject to unforeseen events, whether it’s environmental catastrophes or terrorist attacks. This is a topic that Nendo studio must have given some thought to because they just presented their project Minim+Aid, which is inspired by the history of Japan (where the studio is based), a country that has had to overcome numerous natural disasters and where each time the population survived and carried on building their community.That is why the firm decided to develop a versatile emergency kit that could be useful in a variety of situations, and which includes the bare minimum of supplies needed for the average person to survive if they find themselves unexpectedly without water, electricity or connectivity. Contained within a compact, waterproof, buoyant cylinder measuring 5 centimetres in diameter and 90 centimetres in length, there is a whistle to signal your presence to others, a radio, a waterproof poncho, a lantern, potable water and a plastic case.The radio has a manual hand crank, which can also be used to recharge a smartphone, the lantern or other devices using a USB cable.The plastic container can be used to keep medications and the sack that contains the potable water is inserted into a tube that can also be used as a cup.Easy to transport, Minim+Aid can be worn over the shoulder. Its compact design makes it easy to store near the door, ready to be used at any moment. All you have to do is leave it in your umbrella stand or hang it on a hanger. The external tube is available in silver, white or black, and each tool is available in a selection of three different colours.