Open-Island Varanasi, part 2

Transforming a riksha to an Impact-Kiosk

As the River Ganges in Varanasi is the most holy water-body throughout India, we @makers4humanity were not allowed to float an upcycled island on the first attempt. So we used the limited time of our maker-camp to transform a riksha into a mobile land-based object: the Impact-Kiosk. See part two of the project documentation:

The Impact Kiosk is a „social sculpture“ concept by German artist Joy Lohmann, co-developed with the interdisciplinary makers4humanity collective.

the Impact-Kiosk with inflatable classroom and floating platform

Open Knowledge and decentral, mobile Kiosks could help develop and empower rural areas in the fields of education, innovation and livelihood. This 10-days maker camp served to develop a rough prototype and start a collaborative process with appropriate (and wonderful) impact partners on location.

Together with the Learn-for-Life School, the Brown-Bread-Bakery, the Pilgrims Publishing House and the Indian Institute of Technology / BHU and the many VOLUNTEERING MAKERS, this ARTventure became an inspiring and highly productive process…


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