Street Assembly Line

Photo by Femke Rijerman

Street Assembly Line

Autonomy and creativity are two concepts – closely related but rarely connected – that can help shape life, and improve our social lives. The capacity of individuals to create is a starting point for finding solutions and bringing ideas to life. Street vendors are common in developing countries. They master a skill or a material, while designers from the creative industry generate ideas. This project is aimed at developing a platform where these two worlds connect, to work together as one, generating products and value by using rooted knowledge and skills in a different combination. A Street Creative Platform is proposed as a bridge to bring together ‘ideas’ and ‘making’ into an assembly line that will show the possibilities of working together. It is intended to (r)evolve the social structure to build a grassroots creative platform.

Aldo Cancino Estrada

2014