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Our Workshop + Nike Grind = Shack Life Solutions

We will explore using Nike grind to improve our shacks and shack life using real-life testing with 1:1 prototyping

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Our Workshop 182-070 is a nonprofit organisation based in Langa township in Cape Town. We are community-run and many of our members live in shacks. This proposal uses Luvuyo's self-built shack as an example but we would like to experiment with the materials throughout our township as follows:

Our workshop's proposal is to experiment with Nike Grind materials as a community in our actual homes and in other shared (public) spaces in Langa Township. The aim will be to find solutions to physical problems in and outside our homes like insulation, comfort, safety, beauty, storage, gardening... as well as to look at societal issues in township life - like inclusivity, public safety, communal amenities, basic health, hygiene, and comfort.

We have a shared workshop space at a cultural centre in Langa with basic tools and already use mostly 'waste' materials. This is an ideal opportunity for us to be somewhat supported in the work we are already doing... and to also be really directed to find life solutions rather than simply to make 'pretty things for tourists'.

Langa is a prime tourist destination in CT for 'township tours' which to be honest have warped the focus of many makers, designers and artists here - in that people make for the tourist market, where easy money is available. At Our Workshop we are trying to change this mindset (slowly to be sure) by addressing real life needs instead of just making what has always sold before.

We would love this to be a way to not HAVE to sell to tourists for a period of time - by having access to some funding - and to rather really focus on the growth of our existing township culture and our homes.

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

Our Workshop 182-070 NPO

Website (if applicable)

https://www.facebook.com/OurWorkshopCT/ instagram @ourworkshopct https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/145950 https://www.designboom.com/design/heath-nash-plastic-bottle-roof-shade/

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Laminated PU Foam
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

We have already started to play with using fabric off-cuts from a local manufacturer in a starch based glue/bioplastic to make some small insulation panels. We need to further research fire-proofing/flame-retardants into the work (shack fires are a real threat). However, this is only one aspect of the possible work we want to explore. Basics like doormats, mattresses, pillows, draught excluders for wind, mosquito netting, waterproofing, flooring solutions, storage and organising systems for small space living, multi-functional objects (chairs that are shelves that are tables that are step-ladders etc.) A seriously interesting part of what we want to develop is also basic brackets and fixings for multiple uses inside and outside shacks - storage and maximising the use of space being of primary importance in shacks. Potentially, as we go through the design process these solutions could even lead to new substrates for actual shack building itself - so to enter the realm of architecture via the exploration of interior and furniture innovation.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

We are in VERY early stages of development, but we also can't work in a vacuum - i.e. we need the real materials to work with. We are entirely process driven and don't plan first, make later. We Do!

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Us. And other township dwellers in and around Langa - initially. Thereafter other township spaces (by teaching the skills we develop through the design process and our tests.We run monthly workshops already and this technology can therefore easily be added into our existing structure of sharing and caring. And community building. Then also on to other places where informal settlement is the norm. Doing this in conjunction with IDEO is an ideal way to build in the scalability of our work via web

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

I believe firmly that starting small is a great way to start. So I forsee a good long period of playing, prototyping and testing in order to come up with some solid, practical, useful and cost-effective solutions for our lives in this world in Cape Town... however in partnership with IDEO and Nike we would ideally be able to reach out globally with open source plans and videos and workshops for EVERYONE!!!! Our whole existence is based on sharing TIME and KNOWLEDGE and being a resource for as many people as possible. Everyone needs a blanket in winter - we can show people how to make their own (or mattress etc. - this is where our belief in CRAFTSKILLS and handwork from the 20th century is focussed. Sharing the basics that everyone used to learn like stitching and weaving, but in a contemporary context with waste materials (small businesses may be an outcome of this but that would not be our focus - rather a kind of self-sustainability through time spent making trust and connection)

How is your idea innovative?

Shared workshop space in the context of township life is fresh and it is working. For so long, township life has been about self-protection and ensuring one's own safety... but sharing in the way we are already doing is a simple but VERY effective way to progress and grow new and valuable culture. We have been piloting this workshop inn Langa only since December 2017, and already we are attracting more members than we can accommodate in our one room - so this test we are already running is GOOD

What inspired this idea?

I (Heath) was involved with a project called the makerlibrary network previously. This is where I learned about sharing a space and community-building through workshop activities and simply allowing time to be spent together around simple ideas and material explorations. In the township its better!

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Heath is an artist/designer focused on social and environmental work. He asked how best art and design in South Africa could best be served. The answer: Our Workshop. We share. We are transparent. We are not hierarchical. It is OUR workshop not mine.

In what city are you located?

Cape Town

In what country are you located?

South Africa

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

nonprofit organisation 182-070 NPO in RSA

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

We are a solution in the making already, but this is an opportunity to make our infrastructure REAL... e.g. we can't even afford shelving or a sewing machine yet. We have not yet received any funding, and this seems like a seriously interesting and NEW innovative vehicle for NPO support. I think we are an ideal match.

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Love your project! Wishing you lots of luck!
Also if you are interested in collaborating please check out our ideas...Nike Comm
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/nike-design-with-grind/review/nike-comm

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Aaaaahhhh!!!! Thanks so much!!! I'll check it out now...

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We haven’t moved into the 2nd round sadly but please see our bridgebuilder entry here https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

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Will check it out.
We didn't move onto the next round either.
Good luck in all! Liked what you said about Play=Life!

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;)

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It's nice to be here. I learn more things so we can do more things more and more and more. And we can use piece of wood to do shack. Our workshop makes me better person now, and I don't have any problems with money. I love to be here. Its very nice for me to work with other artists and I like to teach young kids to do recycling. I need storage space in my shack

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exactly mfetu MORE AND MORE AND MORE!!!! Its been so exciting to have you around after first meeting you with Lotte De Haan when we were in Harrington Street.... We've come a long way. And now to have you play such a central role in showing the kids your special technique of soft-plastic over the wire structures is something we couldn't have imagined before we started working together and sharing space and time... I hope we get the materials and some support so we can make your shack floor dry!!! And make places for your work in the second room... see you tomorrow.

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We didn’t make it into round 2 but we are working on our entry for a more suitable challenge please like and comment here:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

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I have been pleased to see the progress made in working with and encouraging the local community to be creative and hands on involved with a variety of projects.
Many collaborative enterprises do not survive once the initial funding dries up. In this case there is long history of "things" being designed, made and sold.
However these need to be developed and introduce appropriate projects that can be duplicated to try and improve the serious unemployment situation in RSA and many other developing countries. Heath Nash my son, has the backing of ourfamily engineering business to assist design and create machines and or components. He also has worked with many reputable business and suppliers.
I wish him all he deserves
Don Nash

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thanks dad... and thanks for stating so kindly that Dennes Engineering could be a resource for this work!!! It'd be great to have access to 'metal working stuff' for this project!!

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Hi! thanks for the note on the problem of funding being a somewhat precarious thing in some cases... We are very aware of this being the case and we have built frugality (from necessity) into our core principles. This said we also do see a possible way forward in which we hope that ‘chapters’ or ‘splinters’ of OW could break away and grow elsewhere while being relatively self sustaining. We are NOW however at a place where we really need some financial support to build systems for this scaled up future to become possible.

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Well me didn’t move through to round 2 for this one. But please do check out our attempt for finding support through the bridgebuilder challenge right here: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

its a a better suited call for our work.

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My name is Lonwabo Vimbi.
On behalf of our workshop. Our workshop brings lots of opportunities for us because now we are free to share our ideas our skills and we are free to collaborate with another artist in different ways because on my side I didn't believe upcycle can make a lot of amazing stuff. So now we improve my ideas to share with another artist what I think and what I did.
For the Nike its a great opportunity for us to have entered a competition whereby we gonna share our skill because most of the people in the shacks they need like a lot of thing to improve themselves to make them feel like a normal house because now we have crisis of wintertime and they have water inside the house and outside. so they need some of blankets tomato themselves warm and also we can with upcycle of Nike we can also build a wall to make the shack to be warm.

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Lonwabo you have said it all bru... I'm very glad we got a chance to catch these words from you today... Thanks.

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Lloyd we didn’t get through but please vote on our second attempt here:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

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My name is Richard Mandongwe. I am also from Our Workshop and I'm so happy to be part and parcel of this NPO it gives me the opportunity to meet with young local artists who are so eager to learn more to explore the art world.
I think by having the opportunity to enter into such a competition is very very essential. This helps us try and find a way to improve our life standards. I am referring to our shacks. If we can get this materials at no cost that will encourage us to come up with more ideas because we won't have the constraint of cash or where we gonna get money to buy more material. This will help us as you know the cape town weather if we can utilise this material to build ceilings for our shacks and even the walling. Most of our shacks are made of ink. If we can build another inner wall of rubber that will prevent the cold during the winter time and also in summer. Especially dust. so this can also be used to making shelving and that will utilise the minimum space we have. This will also help develop the talent in the community because this one we just doing it for the township community. By so doing hopefully it will create more employment and then we can take more youngsters out of the street that will help them look after their siblings or further their studies. I do feel like this is the way to go for a better future of South Africa especially for the people who lives in the townships especially shacks. This can also be incorporated into the RDP houses as well.

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Good to get this from you today Richard. THANKS! I see a misspell - I was typing fast as you spoke, sooooo I wrote ink not zinc - as what most shacks are made from... Apologies. You can go in and edit if you want from your profile.
I just want to mention one more thing in relation to you and Our Workshop... This thing of foreigners in SA and the zenophobia that is still sometimes a reality (it showed its head when you joined us)... Its so amazing that the space we are creating is REALLY doing away with this kind of preconception and stigma. The vision and the principles behind OW are exactly about this - if people spend time together sharing, these old behaviours can shift. Through time and Making we can overcome so much prejudice and start to really address the idea of a shared South Africa at long long last. Its amazing to work with you again after we parted ways when we stopped manufacturing the 'Other People's Rubbish' range in Woodstock.

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Sadly we haven’t moved into round 2. But this challenge is now live:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

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This project is super exciting. I have visited Our Workshop a few times, and am impressed by the innovative use of waste objects used to make new objects; with the sharing of skills and knowledge; and that the space is used by the community to solve local problems. Best of all it's both a happy and productive place. Good luck Our Workshop! x Jackie

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thanks for your vote of confidence and your kind (and true) words about the feeling in Our Workshop!!

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We didn’t progress to round two but this new entry is now in play for a better suited program: the bridgebuilder challenge 2018:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

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Great initiative! Looking forward to working with Heath and his team to experiment with new product ideas

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You surprised us so nicely today with your seaweed!! Thanks for checking this out and thanks for being so proactive about the kelp project you're going to be heading up!! We need exactly this - more people who bring their passion and their time to us. I can see already that Sizwe Shumane is drooling over what may be possible with kelp. He practically made a whole crocodile while helping us to slice the kelp earlier!
Also want to try eating some.

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Sadly we haven’t moved in to the 2nd round but we are now working on this entry:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

Please vote!

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Brilliant initiative, using skills with upcycling materials to benefit local needs and structure. I've seen how the current set up encourages local involvement and inspires the next generation already, in a short space of time. An initiative like this that helps the community support itself will grow and thrive!

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Thanks so much for your input Seona. This challenge is now over and we haven’t moved on to the 2nd round. But please check out our 2nd entry for a new and better suited challenge:
https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/bridgebuilder2/ideas/our-workshop-making-together#

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Answering the comments now from the OW members who contributed here via my laptop this afternoon it’s becone clear how much growth has happened in terms of speaking to customers and visitors over the past months! Now, the team is totally confortable to introduce the organisation to the public and even teach skills to anyone! Skills they didn’t know they had a few months ago...

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My name is Ivy and I've been working in this space for 2 months now. Its a great space to meet other creatives and learn and share ideas. There's a potential for growth since it's based in a township where most of us reside. A lot of locals will benefit from it as well in the future

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Ivy seriously you have been a breath of fresh air in OW - only the second woman member! But so full of wisdom and such an amazing spirit of encouragement for everyone. Glad we could get your input here for the project.

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wow!! its really happening from our workshop guys from waste to products... thats creativity. I've learnt so many techniques of how to create and combine waste to a painting as mix medium, installation and sculpture and it has been nice experience to communicate with people about the the workshop and products thats so amazing thanks to our workshop.

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Feni thanks for contributing these words today. I know you didn’t know what to write but this is lovely! And it’s only been 5 months or so that we’ve all been together imagine what we can do in the future. Congratulations on your residency at Ruth Prouse!!! You mention the communicating... this is one of the best outcomes from OW - everyone has become expert at sharing with others!!!!! We learn by teaching

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I'm Johnny I'm part of Our Workshop. I love the fact that I can give back to my community touching the world in a small way.

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Johnny thanks for taking the time to come and contribute to this today. Your work with the kids around the centre is so important and kind. Even though kids are not our main focus and they so messy haha it’s amazing to have them with us every day.

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Hi, I’m B and I’ve been part of the workshop for a few week. This concept of using Nike grind to improve the quality of shacks is amazing. Not only does it improv the life span of the structure but it also promotes safety of those who live in it. It also promotes security of their belongings and provides warmth for all.

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Great to have your comments here B. Son of Ivy! Thanks for the words and your ability to see the shade. Hope you come and work with us more

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my name is khanyisiwe plaatjies as a30yr young women being unemployed for a long time, dicided that i should join any organisation that can teach me any skill to earn something at the end of the day.during the process I've volunteer my time with ourworkshop thats where i've learnt u can teach yourself anything during the unemployment period by volunteering your time.at this point in our workshop we using different upcycle mostly during the project we use waste product and turn them into beautiful things that are new but not yet in the market world.ourworkshop is new experience that teach each and every one that what ever u think is waste to you at our workshop is a product that can be a used in any human being needs.ourworkshop had change my life in many ways using waste as material instead of buying all the time.

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Khanyisiwe you are the rose among the thorns and the laughter in the belly of the room. So glad we managed to make the time to have your voice included here!!!!

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Hey Heath and OW team!
As a member of Our Workshop I'm very excited for this project. It's getting really cold in Cape Town and innovative design to insulate shacks and upcycle useful household objects is so so needed!
Having helped OW team members make pillows before it will be amazing to use excess Nike materials to do this.
I am also particularly excited about the prospects for making actual shack building materials that insulate, are stable, better for our environment and empower us in making, as a community!

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Yasssssssss Gina. Thanks!

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thanks for help with the collab part of this application - looking at the ideas and giving feedback. It was great to have a second pair of eyes. Imagine if we had all had the chance to honestly contribute to the feedback more easily...

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ourworkshop gave me an eye opener in how one can combine waste with art or fashion and not just recycling - as i was doing since i been working cleaning community bins and recycling the waste. its whereby i got the idea to use hard foam to prevent wind/ sound/coldness penetrating through. this was not just to upgrade my shack but insure that when my daughter visited she would not get cold during winter

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Your brilliant use of the foam scraps was a key to writing this proposal... thanks mfetu
Also your sense of experimentation

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It's cool. I love it. i wanna get involved.

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you helped make this thing Zukes.

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Sooo I wrote this proposal (with the buy-in, consent and agreement of the team who works at Our Workshop daily)... and I want to say a thing or two about it here as a person, not as the organisation.
Since moving from the centre of town into Guga S'thebe in Langa, everything has literally blown up.
In such a good way.
Every week... meeting more eager artists and makers in the space... has made the proof of concept for Our Workshop overwhelmingly apparent.
This is very exciting.

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What an amazing proposal! I have visited your workshop in Langa and seen the thrill of all the children learning how to create objects. Such an exciting goal for the future of all unemployed in the townships. I like the thought of keeping children busy after school and guarding them from unhealthy influences.
I wish "Our Workshop" an excellent opportunity for success in achieving the goals described, especially since all work you are doing is not funded at all .
PS Heath happens to be my son and I am really proud of the work is doing.

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thanks mom. I'm glad I finally managed to get you logged in and able to comment!!! Very kind. And I'm glad I can show you about my work through this proposal - otherwise its very hard to explain to you.

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really like the fact that this idea addresses some more fundamental human rights issue beyond just cool aesthethics or gadgets

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Thanks Ulrich... I was hoping we could bring the 'data dialogue' we had on facebook over into this forum... The problem is that our members in Langa can't contribute to this submission at all really because of high data costs and lack of easy access to web-based portals like this... Through participating in this application process this has really risen to near the top of the problems list - how to effectively do social media in an analogue way in a community space... or how to give more access to the online space in a community like Langa...

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Thanks a lot Heath for bringing this up here - basic connectivity which some consider something close to a human right at this point is vital to broaden the conversations on creative problem solving. We are trying to gather as many creative voices together in order to increase our leverage and in negotiating with the infrastructure owners and networks!

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Let's hope that you can find ways to get access to data to be more accessible... PLEASE keep us top of mind as a guinea pig group!!!

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Yes Sir:-)

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This is real design. Incredible work.

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thanks! keep your eyes here for more - the bridge-builder challenge deadline for application is Monday so we will call on you again to help us grow our thinking...

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Very cool idea! I hope you can get your hands on some materials to experiment with!

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thanks!! we do too!!

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COOL AND USEFUL! Waste equals value! This is not only super helpful for making life better in Langa but also a beautiful chance for Nike to contribute in 'social design'. Multinationals have environmental and social responsibilities and should be an example.
Besides practical solutions in shacks, this solves money and material problems which OW needs right now! This enables the chance that OW can focus on possibilities to make life better in Langa instead of other problems! This project will stimulate the creativity in OW even more, and will bring people together regarding the importance of the problem! MOST IMPORTANT: People from Langa know what they need, it makes so much sense that they are 100% involved in this project! Nike grind + OW will empathize with the users, so it will lead to logic new insights regarding Langa innovations. For this reason, this project will not only have a useful practical outcome but will lead to more skills and knowledge!
This is a project that will benefit everyone in Langa! Keep up the good work!

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Samson - you have been integral to our proposal... thanks for the comment. And THANK YOU for collaborating on the concept with your starch-based filler and your experiments. We hope to keep on going with whats been started!!

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@OurWorkshop Really hope this proposal makes it to the next round! Especially as your process is to work 'with' people, to generate relevant solutions. I am sure that even your exploration/research process is going to improve lives in Langa!

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That was the thinking!! Thanks for seeing it!! We will follow through with an iteration of this project even if we don't make it to the second round - we are already filling in the bridge-builder application for a similar mode of problem solving

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I'm doing my Btech year in Industrial design and I'm writing my thesis on the use of Biomaterials in disaster relief shelters. I saw your post on upgrading shacks and I would love to find out more about what you're doing and get involved in the project! It's a fantastic idea and a great way to turn waste into a solution to a very real issue within the context of South Africa.

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Hello Josh...
Thanks for your facebook message about this earlier... and thanks for signing up to OpenIdeo to join the collaboration on this platform... Maybe you can become an Our Workshop member and intern and supporter!
Our own industrial designe student!!! In Cape Town!!!
It would be great to get you involved asap - especially if we get into the second round and get the REAL grind materials to play with.
Even if not though, you can be part of our team on the bridge-builder challenge!!
I look forward to meeting you.
thanks,
Heath

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This project is perfectly suited for Our Workshop. I've been lucky enough to see their inspired craftsmanship in action at the studio and how projects can evolve into something great by working together. Well done so far and look forward to seeing what's next and possible!

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thanks so much for taking the time to join OpenIdeo and give us your feedback! Team! Work!

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Heath Nash and his team have African experience and tangible products that are already widely in use in both the formal and informal sector. These range from high end functional lampshades produced with waste plastic to everyday wallets made from tetra pack. These are in daily use internationally adorning boardrooms in London and keeping the daily earnings of a subsistence Zambian farmer save in his Tetra Pak wallet. Our Workshop “walk their talk” and are addressing dire conditions which plague our existence. Production Waste and basic human shelter.
Dr Jane Goddall names there three most pressing threats to our human survival as:
-Waste
-Overpopulation
-Poverty
All three of these dire threats are being solved by Our Workshop’s innovative designs and research to use Nike production waste as safe and economical building materials for the indigent
Our Workshophis deserves immediate support.

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<3
Mama Bear!!! thanks so much!!!
And it's great t have you in our facebook members group now - looking forward to seeing more of you.

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Go Ourworkshop �� I visited your workshop in March and was very impressed with the innovations you were producing as a team. The is so much hidden talent and incredible use of otherwise waste products. Wishing you the best of luck to get through to the next round.

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Thanks Paul... It was cool to show you guys - and the little guy - around!

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I love the experimental approach of your projects. I am curious what Our Workshop could compose with Nike Grind materials. Very last days of the review phase, I hope you can make it to the refinement. Good luck!

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Hello!
We are also really curious about what could be possible!! And we also really hope to make it into refinement phase... obviously!
Thanks so much Selen... where are you from?

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Our Workshop I am currently in Istanbul, TR.

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That’s a city I’d love to visit! And one of not too many places that we don’t need a visa for...

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As founder of Our Workshop I’m very proud of our submission. I hope we can progress to the next round and prove our organisation’s usefulness as a real community resource! Good luck team OW!

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This is how we change the world we live in. Recycling, making, using and actually doing the the things we hope for. Well done Our Workshop for these innovative and practical suggestions. I hope you get to realise these projects.

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Hey Julie!! Thanks for clicking through and reading the proposal!!! It would be great if you wanted to come and visit us in Langa some time we are in need of more artists, more points of view - and more help all the time.

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Hi Heath and Team - very impressed with the depth of exploring this challenge by impacting peoples everyday lives in a most useful way by providing safe living spaces. Hope this approach will go far!

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Ahhhh! Thanks for the note Ulrich!

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Hi Our Workshop ,

A reminder that the ideas phase of this Challenge closes in less than one hour, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please have your submission updated by this deadline with content to all proposal questions complete.

Excited to have you in the Challenge!