Brilliant Idea for Humanity !
How cool is that!!!!"We all know kids have boundless amounts of energy and a need to play - so why not channel some of that energy into much needed rural infrastructure? That was the brilliant idea behind the PlayPump: a humanitarian design project that consists of a water pump hooked up to a small village merry-go-round. Access to clean drinking water is a huge concern in developing regions of the world, and now the PlayPump system is bringing clean water into the hardest hit regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, where it has been installed in rural villages and primary schools, so that kids can have fun while pumping all the clean, potable water that their families need.
Labels: design, everyday life, humanity
Imagination [the unfinished projects]
I wonder what use is "vivid" and "creative" imagination, if it does not materialize into realizations, and is solely kept to your low profiled, nonchalant, procrastinating mind…Thoughts have to get out there in any shape or form, and through any media. Otherwise, they will leave you… they don’t belong to you. They are not yours to keep and will not hang around you for ever, so you might as well put them to good use once they are around.Ideas bless you for a while, and then turn on to become muses for others.When this intellectual promiscuity is mixed with a severe case of lack of action, it puts an end to originality, and suffocates the seed to any potential unique creation.Thoughts fly searching for willing-to-act minds…That's what they do, and you got to respect that. Time is short, and they have got to be fair.In fact imagination is the only thing that is left fair in this world. It belongs to everyone. It is then up to you to materialize the images and the visions - in any modest way - otherwise they will remain dreams.The whole world is out there, and you’ll be stuck inside your head... the smallest of worlds there is.
photo take during a visit to an exhibtion at the CCA - Actions: What You Can Do With the City presents 99 actions that instigate positive change in contemporary cities around the world. Canadian Centre for Architecture, 26 November 2008 - 19 April 2009
Labels: everyday life, ramblings