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Timor Leste: Design for change

My final concept for the Timor project was a crafting system that both reduced the amount of plastic waste, as well as introduced literary and numeracy skills to women through craft.

Proposition: To teach crochet to remote communities as a means of education, reducing waste and self-managing business

The idea of celebrating a communal creativity while also respecting tradition and trying to impose as little as possible (read more about this in the previous interview posts!), I feel like my design system encaptured that sentiment to the best of my abilities.

I feel like listening to and bringing together communities is the best way to help Timor become self-sufficient and less volatile to what both governments and aid organisations are trying to dictate for it.

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