Mobile Museum Showcases the Creativity of Mumbai's Largest Slum

Mobile Museum Showcases the Creativity of Mumbai's Largest Slum

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 9, 2015
(Image credit: via A Design Museum Dharavi)

Located in downtown Mumbai is Dharavi, one of the largest slums in the world. Living on less than $2 a day, the people that leave there are endlessly creative, and a new design museum on wheels wants to showcase that.

The mobile museum is a concept from artists Jorge Mañes Rubio, Amanda Pinatih, Matias Echanove, and Rahul Srivastava, who want to feature the residents' "ability to reinvent themselves and their surroundings." By showcasing craft made in Dharavi—everything from traditional weaving to laser cutting to creative use of recycled plastic— they hope to shed a new light on the people who live there.

The museum will also be a place where local craftspeople can host workshops, connect, and find new uses for old materials.

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