A scrapyard, the graveyard for society’s devices, may seem like an unlikely place for innovation to flourish, but as designer D.K. Osseo-Asare explains in vivid detail, Ghana’s Agbogbloshie scrapyard is home to savvy “urban miners” who salvage precious parts and materials, tinker with them, and develop something altogether new. Osseo-Asare co-designed a social project that fosters scrapyard innovation and connects supply to demand. getAbstract recommends his story to innovators seeking new sources of inspiration.
In this summary, you will learn
- What lessons a scrapyard in Ghana imparts about innovation and
- How African innovators are trailblazing the circular economy at the grass roots.
About the Speaker
D.K. Osseo-Asare, co-founder of Ashesi Design Lab, develops innovation centers in resource-constrained places.