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Repurposing Existing Structures

Mumbai's ubiquitous storm drains are transformed to educational platforms. How might we leverage existing structures to provide sites of learning?

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Employing Mumbai's ubiquitous storm drains, the Aseema Education Centre for Street and Unprivileged Children sought to provide access to learning tools and encourage the joys of learning.

What other existing structures can be leveraged to create sites of learning? What kinds of learning are suitable to self-driven curiosity?

 

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Photo of Laura Schwecherl

So interesting. In a way, this post reminds me of this other contribution: https://openideo.com/challenge/zero-to-five/research/a-corner-store-on-every-block - it's all about taking advantage of current structures and reconfiguring their purpose.

perhaps less creative than turning storm drains into learning games - but having abortion clinics in low-income communities also act as a safe space for young women & an education center for family planning. hospitals can also turn into teaching hospitals so staff can fine-tune their skills and ultimately increase quality of care.

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