In 2017 BOS+ launched its project ‘Maakbaar’ (Makeable), in cooperation with Flanders DC, Design Museum Ghent, OVAM and AIDER, with whom BOS+ implements its Peruvian programme.
The MAAKBAAR project required ten designers to undertake a 15-month research and creation process. Their best results will be showcased in Milan, Ghent and Lima.
Livable was invited to participate in a co-creation process with Arsenio Munoz Blas, the designer/woodworker of CiteIndigena, a small wood- working shop supported by AIDER and BOS+, located within the Peruvian Amazon basin.
a Belgian based environmental NGO. In Belgium, this organization raises awareness on the importance of tropical forests while encouraging citizens to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle: think global, act local. In 2017 BOS+ launched its project ‘Maakbaar’ (Makeable), in cooperation with Flanders DC, Design Museum Ghent, OVAM and AIDER, with whom BOS+ implements its Peruvian programme.
is the local NGO with whom BOS+ implements its Peruvian programme. They are a forerunner in collaborating with indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon. They specialize in Community Forest Management: a participatory approach focused on technical and organizational capacity building in forestry. CFM includes developing a management plan, recognized by government authorities, giving legal security to extract forest resources. This is crucial when observing the impact of unsustainable logging in Peru.
is the sustainable alternative to the many corporations who dominate the wood processing industry and rely on non-sustainable wood. CiteIndigena is a processing plant that develops, produces and promotes wood products from the managed forests of native Shipibo-Conibo communities, which have FSC certification. By adding value and enabling a higher volume flow from the communities, it is committed to improve their living conditions.
is a partner in Maakbaar to create awareness among schools, companies, research centers and designers about sustainable and responsible use of forests and their ecosystems. 5 projects will be selected and presented during Belgium is Design, "Generous nature" in Milan.
Design Museum Gent
In May all ten projects of MAAKBAAR will be presented during Belgian Design: Generous Nature at Design Museum Gent.
JIWI is a LIVABLE project commissioned by ‘Maakbaar’ and realised with the support of the Belgian development cooperation and the Flemish government.