Fab Labs are always wonderful places of creation and innovation. But it is even more impressive what is done in places where they have so little. In the Woelab, Togo’s very own Fab Lab, they manage to build so much from trash… even a 3D printer they build from parts of computers.
In Lomé, Togo, the Fab Lab – called the Woelab – is definitively a place of innovation. And most project are about making the city a better place to live in. Just like the Urbanatic, a company that turns empty lots usually used as dumpster to plant vegetable garden, most of the projects are about town planning.
There, the improvement of life condition are definitively coming from the people for the people. Indeed, tired of administrative planning lacks both means and a sense of the real needs.
Among the projects under development today, there for example the creation of vegetable gardens and shared kitchen on empty lots, or a connected trash cans that send a signal when they are full – definitively a key project to improve waste management.
From the French speakers among you, here is the full article from the newspaper Le Monde