Light at Night: Prototype in Tripureshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

A prototype that emerged from our bindi project with women in Tripureshwar: how prototyping and collaboration can trigger change.

Discovery: the lack of light creates a sense of insecurity

In January 2016, a DFA NYU  went for a research and prototyping trip to Tripureshwar (Kathmandu, Nepal) in the context of a winning idea that we were piloting with WHR. During that trip, we used a card sorting activity around safety and light (or lack of light) emerged as a major issue. We discussed with the women the options they currently had and while they were electrical poles nearby the slum, they could not have access to electricity because of their status as a slum. 

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