Gallery: SUSTAIN: 7 Exciting Green Designs from the Royal College of Ar...

And finally, the Bamboo Car by Robert Hagenström is also designed for the developing world. The idea is that people living in poverty would cultivate their own building materials (bamboo) and fuel (switchgrass) so that they are empowered to find a sustainable way to live without relying on an increasingly defunct aid machine. It's designed to break so that it can be fixed - ostensibly to create job opportunities. While there's a lot at this exhibit that we've already seen before, it's always great to manhandle a project in order to get a greater sense of its value. And there was certainly plenty of that to be seen at Sustain.

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