Different tools used in local products in Lagos, Nigeria.

Utilising making skills for local business

Craftsmanship is a term that is often bandied about, but often it excludes the approach of using the least amount of tools possible. Working in Lagos put that attribute to the test, resolving opportunities with ‘just enough essential parts’. On location, craftspeople were trading their skills including: welding, wicker weaving, pewter moulding, cement pressing and other local crafts.

Close up of dustpan made in Lagos, Nigeria.

The project used local materials/makers to create simple products for the street workers who populate the roadside. There were many constraints with costs, weather, materials and the quality of makers.

Close up of brush made in Lagos, Nigeria

In collaboration with Max Lamb and the British Council.