Our Product (3rd P)
Microcities, Slums 2.0 and SLUMLabs.
We’re converting slums into next generation microcities.
Microcities that are more livable, more human scale, more lightweight. Microcities that are a better fit for this century. Microcities that are a place for everyone to thrive.
We’re designing large scale DIY systems for slums.
Though wholesale redevelopments can provide the best improvement of quality of life for slumdwellers, the exponential growth of slums means that many of the solutions need to come from within existing slums. We’re working on nodal solutions that can be embedded in the existing fabric of slums by the community themselves. We design systematic solutions and providing training for slums to launch these nodes themselves.
We’re creating spaces in slums that become their innovation labs.
We’re setting up a series of innovation and enterprise labs directly in slums to constantly agitate fresh solutions with and for slums. Teams from design, industry, and university work with youth from the community around 6 weeks challenges to produce 2.0 versions of various aspects of the slum. A few of the solutions that show promise will move over into the enterprise space where we design ventures to provide essential services in and around the slum.