Creatively Adapt & Renew

How do we create something new?

How do we create something new? source

Commoners tend to independently develop context-specific solutions to problems. Their interests in innovation are not driven by market competition, but as a means for solving their own practical problems. Creativity and improvisation are often essential because commoners usually have limited resources. The words jugaad (Hindi) and bricolage (French) aptly describe this practice: improvising to create something new with the resources at hand, instead of presuming that finished resources specifically designed for a purpose will be available.

# Examples - Garlic planters or “bicycle-driven machines” that are modified for specific contexts, made by Atelier - Paysan and Farm Hack. - Upcycling in open workshops or creative projects such as the Urbanisten