A happy new year from the AMP team!
2016 was rich in milestones and interclass innovation workshops to advance makers and development objectives:
- In January, AMP hosted the Princeton students:
The 2016 trip team, led by Sell and Christie Jiang, also a junior, split into three groups to tackle filming and editing. Each group focused on different topic areas – like copper burning(link is external), working with lead batteries(link is external), or the health hazards of aluminum(link is external). The students worked closely with on-the-ground support from AMP to meet and interview workers and community leaders at Agbogbloshie and better understand the complex workings of the scrapyard. (via Princeton University)
— Pace Center (@pace_princeton) December 28, 2016
- In July, The Ashesi D-Lab in collaboration with Migrating Culture, Nubian VR and AMP hosted the Smart Dome Home workshop at Impact Hub Accra.
- In August, Ashesi Students conducted user testing of the AMP App.
- In October, Agbogbloshie scrap dealers, together with Ashesi University students from Kobby Ankomah-Graham‘s seminar, helped Belgian-Beninese artist Fabrice Monteiro and Senegalese designer Doulsy scout locations and materials for their Prophecy II photo series.
- All this past year, AMP has been strengthening its relationship with Impact Hub Accra by collaborating in installing their makerspace. Come visit it.. the facility will open soon!
- Finally in December we have been busy repairing and upgrading the #spacecraft at Agbogbloshie:
— & (@qampnet) December 31, 2016
We are now ready for 2017 and looking forward to meeting you again for more special maker and interclass innovation events…
The AMP Team
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AMP it up ;-)