From 5th to the 11th January the Open Island Project is happening in Ahmedabad.
WHY OPEN ISLAND?
The demand for floating islands rises with the rising sea levels. Several projects worldwide address this topic and plan artificial floating habitats within the next decade. But all of them are planned top-down, require a huge amount of investment capital and provide floating space for the less than 1% only.
Open-Island is radically different. It is bottom-up, not-for-profit but for benefit; it is open-source and focuses on coordinated social capital for humanitarian issues and a culture of change. This is an opportunity to not only create a funky floating space in Ahmedabad but also co-create a symbol for collaborative, decentralized positive action
Most of the needed materials are consumer waste like plastic water bottles, old industrial crates, discarded tires etc., and natural material like bamboo.
The material for building the open island will be sourced from scrap yards and participants themselves.