A COLLABORATIVE WORKSHOP SPACE TO ENHANCE SOCIAL INEQUITY FOR WOMAN AND BRING A NEW LIFE TO TRASH AND NATURAL RESOURCES
BA SU RA
A safe space for women.
Community development is a strong backbone for promoting socio-economic growth around the globe.
Intentional gathering spaces are at the route of belonging.
It is the physical container for relationships to form and deepen.
There is nothing more genuinely powerful then coming together to share
minimalist belongings and still know that the we belong.
With this, we have understood that our investment in working with developing communities is ultimately an investment of many challenges and cultural barriers.
What do you do with your paper scraps?
Not much, right?
Neither did we.
Nor the rural community of Cangrejo in the Nicaraguan jungle tucked in their off-grid splendor.
What do we all have in common?
We don't like trash. It's ugly, it's smelly, we find ways to get rid of it.
It is, however, a substantial part of our lives: we live, we consume, we create waste.
We are giving communal scraps a second life.
Besides being able to offer an engaging activity for the kids, it is also a manual work that instills motivation, patience and hope to the community as a whole. This enhances the importance of using materials that are known to the locals, to change perspectives and to give new life to trash.