Waste and garbage is a recurring theme in my designs. Previous design projects around related to this theme have given me a better understanding of how people deal with garbage and what can be done with it.

The Trash Lab project was part of the Freezing Favela initiative by Mediamatic. Our goal was to create this lab to organize activities to generate 'trash product' ideas together with visitors to the Favela.

These new products should be easily hand made with (hand driven) machines. Part of the plan was to involve the neighborhood to participate in workshops and other activities.

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Design-Senko Kabbes
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Children's activity to up-cycle thread and old t-shirts into rope.
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