Lovely initiative in Amsterdam and great products from recycled materials.
Makers Unite is initiated by The Beach, a design platform for social innovation. The Beach has developed extensive knowledge on co-design and co-creation, an expertise Makers Unite can take full advantage of. Our human-centered focus is new. Traditionally, refugee projects are set up top-down: refugees are not asked for input nor evaluation of the project. Our new approach won the What Design Can Do – Refugee Challenge Award, handed out by the UN Refugee Agency and Ikea Foundation, as well as a place in their accelerator-programme.