PLAM Creative Studio

Wasting Safety

Exhibit and
web design



Wasting Safety

Currently existing PPE (personal protective equipment) are designed based on standard contexts but do not appear to contemplate traditions, customs and values belonging to non-Western cultures. Some PPE may be inconsistent with the real needs of the worker who uses them. To tell new aspects of “man at work”, we chose to analyse a little-known profession, in a complex cultural context: Indian workers, employed in the collection and sorting of waste (waste-collectors). These women, ashamed of their work in contact with dirt, choose not to wear PPE that can highlight their poor social status. Our contribution was to propose an inclusive design approach at a social and cultural level. After the publication of WS virtual exhibition as an online platform, on 25 June 2021 we inaugurated the physical exhibition in collaboration of Laboratorio Aperto Ferrara.



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