In/formal Kiosk Culture

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In/formal Kiosk Culture


Designer/artist: Yaw ‘DK’ Osseo-Asare

Year: 2009

Description: An experimental project that investigates the informal construction industry in Ghana — mobile or semi-legal kiosks and containers that support the sales of automobiles and electronics, fabricated furniture, building materials, dresses, hairstyles, food and mobile phone credits. Low cost variations of the kiosk are designed and offered as an alternative to the spaces of formal commerce.

About the designer: Yaw ‘DK’ Osseo-Asare is an architect and designer based in Tema, Ghana, with interests in kinetic architecture and network power. He is Principal and Founder of Low Design Studio (LOWDO), a architecture studio based in Tema, Ghana and San Antonio, Texas aimed at developing lost cost, low energy solutions using open-source urbanism, informal and digital fabrication.

Image credit: In/formal Kiosk Culture, as seen at lowdo.net