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Design With Africa: Bicycle Modules, 2005–2013

This is a Project. It was designed by Byron Qually, Richard Perez, Ryan Fowler and Dot Dot Dot Ex Why Zed Design. It is dated 2005–2013. Its medium is bicycle components, found objects and materials, sheet metal.

Based on the principle of incremental design, Cape Town–based design firm …XYZ developed Bicycle Modules that can be assembled in a variety of ways. Early concepts resulted from a 2005 Interdesign workshop, at which designers from around the world met with community members in South Africa to explore non-motorized modes of transport. Users are provided with bicycle parts that are difficult to manufacture—wheels, spokes, and frame—and complete the bicycle or cart on their own to suit their needs using available materials. The parts can be assembled easily without special equipment.

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