Showcasing global ingenuity, a new quarterly looks at making the most of limited resources

MAKESHIFT, a new magazine highlighting creativity, invention and ingenuity in global spots with limited resources, will launch on September 30.

The quarterly will explore grassroots efforts by under-the-radar entrepreneurs, often in developing countries, to reuse and repurpose materials in production.  Makeshift refers to this as the “global informal economy,” and is seeking stories of “street level ingenuity” from contributors in over 20 countries.  The inaugural issue includes features on industrial fabric recycling in India, improvised tools in Myanmar, recycled art in Colombia, everyday product hacks in Kenya and adaptive reuse of industrial sites in the US.

A core production team is based in New York, Mexico City, Singapore and Madrid, with a global network of editors, researchers, journalists, photographers and videographers.  Steve Daniels, steve@mkshft.org, is the editor-in-chief.  Find the companion multimedia website at www.mkshft.org.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: