Cycling Social Innovation- Part 1:Morocco

March 25, 2011 at 4:32 am 1 comment

I’ve heard a dozen of times that bicycles foster equality. And actually, I do believe in this statement. Being a cyclist-commuter in my own lands, I have become part of the “obliged” car use here in the States. But back home, in Santiago de Chile [even though, different from what happens in the Netherlands, the population is not really educated towards a bicycle-friendly philosophy] cyclists entail an heterogeneous group of individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Theft and drivers are the downside of biking, at least in Santiago de Chile. Yet, there are well-known community based movements like the “Furiosos Ciclistas” [angry cyclists] that fight for the cyclist’s local rights. In my obsession regarding design and this egalitarian mean of transportation, I’ve been photographing a series of “usage innovations or self-crafted adaptations” coming from different individuals around the world. This first piece is from Morocco 2010 [Marrakech, Casablanca, TizNit, Taroudant, Rabat & Dakhla]. [All pictures taken by CM.]


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Constanza Miranda PhD(c) design.anthro
* Currently @ DILAB
* Ex.VR @ Stanford's Center for Design Research [DesignXLab]
* Ex.Instructor @ PUC Chile [Design+Engineering]
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