"If you as a designer don't remember that design is about creating things that makes peoples lifes better, then you are a part of the problem, not the solution."
-Richard Seymour, Dick Powell
photo: emma han
Design for Africa was a 7 month long trip through Africa with the aim of bringing design as a development tool for the third world into focus. The main project took place in Nairobi, Kenya, where we carried out a two month long design project in Kibera, the largest slum in East Africa.
We cooperated with the local NGO Carolina for Kibera and the people of Kibera to attack the local trash problem. The expectation is to not only develop useful solutions but also to leave behind knowledge about creative and rational problem solving.
Current position: Home!
The adventure is over and we are back home since september 2006. We would like to thank all of you who visited the website and all of you that we met along the way for making it such a great experience. A special thanks to our sponsors and Carolina for Kibera. Not to mention all the other people who made this trip possible. Asante Sana.
The Care Club! A new charity platform.
We hopefully will be able to realize a follow-up project in the near future. With the help of The Care Club this could be reality soon. The Care Club is the first charity platform which combines economic and charitable aims and where the consumer can choose between different charity project but the selling company donates the charity part.
Have a look at: The Care Club support Design for Africa.
This is what Alexander Labunski wrote in our guestbook recently:
"Hi guys, great trip. When you go through Namibia, please be sure to go to the Spitzkoppe Mountains. I promise you will not be dissapointed!! Id love to go back there myself."
Due to spam we decided to close our guestbook. But you can still read what people have written so far