Ndao Hanavao, innovation and creation laboratory for social design in Antananarivo -Madagascar
By inviting two inventors to travel and adapt their Polyfloss Factory, which proposes a new process for recycling plastics on a human scale, Rubis Mécénat intends to shape the starting point of the Ndao Hanavao project, "Let's innovate". From dream to visible initiative, from resolution to factual force, the project makes it possible to design solutions for transforming waste into objects of necessity and creativity, offering "a short and sustainable economic cycle designed for, and led by, Malagasy people". Émile de Visscher and Christophe Machet address the question of tools as actors of emancipation. The Ndao Hanavao project welcomes The Polyfloss Factory to inaugurate a "do" approach based on the observation that waste is an important resource for the city and that it is necessary to be able to treat it locally. The Polyfloss process makes it possible to obtain a "cotton candy" of recycled wool that can be knitted, formed, pressed or re-melted ad infinitum. Deploying it and reinventing it on Malagasy soil makes it possible to invest in reality in the face of the plastic pollution with which the Malagasy population is confronted. Without turning away from contemporary uses and formal stakes, Ndao Hanavao creates an economy of attention that goes to meet other cultures and in a more inter-individual way, to meet our own actions (...). By recycling plastic in an innovative way and by bringing this habitual material - industrial on the scale of artisanal re-creation, The Polyfloss Factory aims to be a tangible, exploratory, playful and collaborative response to the pollution of the city's waste. For more than a year, the two creators and the team set up on site have been able to evaluate, analyse, identify a set of available sources of plastic waste, assess needs and understand habits and lifestyles through current uses. This data has made it possible to "evaluate the market and identify relevant applications" that the Ndao Havanao project is carrying out today.Benjamin Loyauté, commissioner of the Ndao Hanavao project Extract from the text " L 'Company of Faire ', 2019".
Plastics: the challenge of the Ndao Hanavao project
We look forward to developing innovative techniques that take advantage of the craftsmanship and thermoplastic qualities of the material and parts that use a high-performance, yet recycled, material.Christophe Machet, designer, The Polyfloss Factory "
I was] asked, among other things, to give introductory courses in design as part of the Ndao Hanavao project, which enables young people to learn a discipline for which they had no predisposition. This path, which was at first rather foreign to them, becomes more and more meaningful as our work progresses. We put this work of transmission with the young people in correlation with their needs. Carine Ratovonarivo, designer and project coordinator. »
The Rubis Mécénat association
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