One important step in this process is translating the design ideas generated in Providence to products that can be produced in Buenos Aries.
The cardholder was conceived to facilitate that translation. It is an entry-level product – simple in form and easy to assemble. Each step in its assembly – cutting, heat sealing, finishing – is identical to the techniques used to make more complicated products. As such it serves as a useful training product and as a tool to learn skills.
Erica Lee, the Waste for Life project manager, brought the instructions, templates and samples to Buenos Aries to make card holder prototypes with cartoneros and colleagues in BsAs, we are looking forward to seeing how material differences and quality control issues in Argentina may effect the final products.
We ran a workshop at the Better World by Design Conference to see how easily the cardholders could be made, and to text the clarity of the instructions we will be sharing with colleagues in Buenos Aries.
Card Holder Design: Stephanie Retz ID’10, William Wells ID’11
Cardholder Instructions: Emily Sara Wilson GD’11
Better World Workshop Team: Stephanie Retz ID’10, Emily Sara Wilson GD’11, Erin Knowlton ID ’11, Zarela Y Mosquera ID ‘11, Kirchin Weston ID ‘12