ColaLife to feature in Design Museum Holon, Israel

The original ColaLife ORS/Zinc Co-pack will go on display as part of a Food & Design exhibition in Holon Israel from May to October. To quote the organisers: The exhibition, curated by Liora Rosin and Dana Benshalom, will explore the basic yet intricate relationship between humans and their food, and the entangled role design plays […]

Aid: Supply-led versus Demand-led assistance

Left: Supply driven assistance – food relief delivered by helicopter. Right: Demand driven assistance – prototype ColaLife anti-diarrhoea kits Consider the two pictures above – both are efforts to save lives – one is supply-driven the other demand-driven. Many would group these types of initiative together as ‘aid’ as opposed to ‘trade’ type activity. However, […]

Africa. Business opportunity or deserving of help?

One theme from last week’s time in Cape Town was the issue of ‘Aid’ versus ‘Trade’ or as Ann Grant* put it: ‘Should the countries of Africa be presented as a business opportunity or as deserving of help?’. This has always touched a raw nerve with me as I often feel uneasy about presenting negative […]