Design Indaba videos: Doung Anwar Jahangeer

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Design Indaba 09:
architect Doung Anwar Jahangeer talks about his Spaza-de-move-on project - winner of the inaugural SOUTH award at Design Indaba conference and expo in Cape Town last month - in this eighth movie in the series.

The project is a mobile shop for street hawkers, incorporating a seat and fold-out display table into a trolley on wheels. See our previous story for more information.

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Here's some information from Design Indaba:

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The Spaza-de-move-on by Doung Anwar Jahangeer won the inaugural SOUTH award at the 2009 Design Indaba.

In early 1960s South Africa, ‘Café-demove-ons’ were present wherever there were substantial numbers of workers or city passers-by in need of refreshment. Vendors were frequently arrested in police raids and fined or imprisoned.

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Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has witnessed the phenomenon of rapid urbanisation. Thousands of workers commute daily between townships and cities to earn their livelihoods. This has sparked a rebirth of the trade in refreshments, loose cigarettes, sweets and chips along pedestrian routes. As in the past, vendors face harassment by the powers-that-be.

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“The Spaza-de-move-on is a design response to the need for an efficient, easily-transportable solution for vendors. Its evolution involved bottom-up collaboration with Moses Gwiba, a street vendor with whom I have formed a relationship over a number of years as a pedestrian in the city of Durban. His hail – ‘When you make something for me?’ – inspired this South African solution.”

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  • http://www.odris.blogspot.com odris

    very clever design

  • http://www.lesauskas.lt mantas lesauskas

    Heyyyyyy Doung nice to see you !!!

  • Muhammad Hussain

    Stunningly brilliant idea! But … let me raise the counter to the waist level of an average adult, and the vendor to almost eye-level with the customer and you will have given him/her a psychological boost; a little more dignity and a better and more hygienic work environment.
    Just my two cents worth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=760869392 Marija Blagojevic

    Love it!