DIY-Material Experiences in Deltas
Do It Yourself practices are characterized primarily by reduced economical investments in R&D and technology (which often are low-cost) and secondly for the on-demand and on-site production of small amounts of material (Tanenbaum et al. 2013), reducing economic risks for self-producers (Rognoli et al., 2015). Nevertheless, the seamless integration of such DIY practices in Deltas in India and Bangladesh requires thorough understanding of social and cultural dynamics in acceptance, appreciation, deployment and use of local materials; which has not been explored to date. In this project, Federico Trevia explores how (new) materials are experienced in BoP countries, specifically in Deltas in India and Bangladesh; as well as the dynamics of the society and the organization to be taken into account in the development and implementation of DIY material practices for locally produced products.
- Majumdar P., Karana E., Ghazal S., Sonneveld M., The Plastic Bakery: A Case of Material Driven Design,In the Proceedings of International Conference of the Design Research Society Special Interest Group on Experiential Knowledge (EKSIG), Pages 116-128, Rotterdam.
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Urbanizing Deltas Program
Dr. Jan Carel Diehl
Dr. Doris Van Halem, TU Delft
Dr. Annemarie Mink, TU Delft
Dr. Rick Donselaar, TU Delft
Prof. Dr. Bilqis Amin, Uttara University
Prof. Dr. Kazi Matin, Dhaka University
Prof. Dr. Ashok Ghosh, Magadh University
Dr. Valentina Rognoli, PoliMi
Dave Hakkens, Precious Plastic