Design for communities
Entitled "Design for communities", it was born from the collaboration between the Milanese designer and the NGO that has been carrying out urban regeneration work in the Nairobi area for years.
On the occasion of Milan Design Week, from 16 April to 26 May, the spaces of AssabOne will host "Design for communities", an exhibition project born from the partnership between the NGO Liveinslums and designer Giacomo Moor.
Liveinslums works on urban regeneration by providing children and young people in Mathare, one of Nairobi's largest slums, with the means necessary for their reintegration into school and work. The organisation's principle is to involve the inhabitants of the areas in which it intervenes as primary actors in these transformations, guaranteeing them the quality for 'lasting human growth', but above all the autonomy necessary to carry them forward.
This was the basis for the collaboration with Giacomo Moor, who went to Mathare to make prototypes of the furniture for the refectory and dormitory of the Why Not Academy, a local school that accommodates about 300 children. The realisation of benches, tables and beds took place together with the local children, thus giving them the opportunity to learn new techniques and be paid for their work, while at the same time creating furniture of high formal and functional quality for a conscious design.
The furniture made by Giacomo Moor will be presented during Design Week together with an immersive photographic installation, in partnership with Perimetro, featuring shots by Francesco Giusti, Filippo Romano, Mattia Zoppellaro and Alessandro Treves taken during the School of Curiosity project, a photography school to give voice to local authors and train new talents from the slum.