Fab-Culture Perma-Lab Thi(s)tory: Wifi & Storytelling 2019

The aim of this 10% project for you, my peach, to invent and resolve to design a proto-typable, Permaculture orientated product, to inspire, innovation and attract users to Fab Labs and Permaculture, as well as show the potential of these two initiatives. This empowers prospective communities to recreate your invention, which in the process of making, cultivates learning, the transfer of knowledge, skill sharing and innovation. Your design solution will also illustrate how Permaculture can improve communities and inform design and new designers.

Emmarentia is a suburb situated in Johannesburg and is known for its craft restaurants, artisanal shops and the occasional concert in the park.  Some of the points of interest that make up Emmarentia are Emmarentia Dam, Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Melville Koppies and Marks Park Sports Club.

The aim of this 10% project is to invent and resolve to design a proto-typable, Permaculture orientated product, to inspire, innovation and attract users to Fab Labs (SDG 9) and Permaculture(SDG 15), as well as show the potential of these two initiatives. This empowers prospective communities to recreate your invention, which in the process of making, cultivates learning, the transfer of knowledge, skill sharing and innovation. Your design solution will also illustrate how Permaculture can improve communities and inform design and new designers.

What you are required to do is to find a situation in the Emmarentia area that is necessary, but currently makes use of a system that is non-sustainable, and create a design intervention that makes it sustainable and fun to do.

HOW WE HELPED

Problem Statement: The visitors of Emmarentia park need a fun, modern way to engage with the park, because acknowledging peoples shared history helps bringing communities together

WHAT WE DID

The students developed a system that ensures that the visitors of Emmarentia park will have a fun and interactive experience during their visit. THISTORY will create more awareness around the historical, natural and spiritual aspects of the Emmarentia area. Whilst designing and creating THISTORY, we’ll be focusing on integrating Permaculture and sustainable design as part of our design process.

 

Along with creating an Online Platform, Thi(s)tory provided Park visitors with:

-Story telling (historical, spiritual and Botanical)

- Wifi benches

- Qr code Prompts (challenge)

- social media impressions
- Brand Identity