Ethical Design Competitions
The Wiki-Bike African Bicycle Design Contest is for Sustainability
By: Vittoria Natarelli
Jul 19, 10
The Wiki-Bike African Bicycle Design Contest is asking for designers to create sustainable bicycle designs produced with environmentally-friendly and locally available materials.
The idea for the contest is to support the continent of Africa instead of simply throwing resources at them. According to Wiki-Bike, a bicycle can be a “tool to reduce poverty in Africa, improve access to health care, education, potable water.” The proverb “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime” seems to be the ideology of the Wiki-Bike African Bicycle Design Contest.
Additional Image Credits: African Bicycle Design.
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