MAKE SPOONS NOT WAR – Visitor Centre
2011 / 2012, Ban Napia (LAO)

As part of the Sustainable Tourism Development in Lao PDR, pingpongcollective was asked to assist with the design of a Visitor Centre in the village of Ban Napia. The Visitor Centre was established in the community weaving house and is run by the villagers themselves. Ownership played an imported role throughout the process and villagers were involved in the planning and making of the Centre.

for more information about the village, the creativity of villagers who transform empty bombshells into spoons, or images and reflections on the (co-) design process have a look here
see also: drawing workshop with children from Ban Napia

with: the villagers from Ban Napia, Thanongsone Xaisongkham and Samuel Martin (HELVETAS) and Andreas Hoffmann (GIZ)
kindly supported by: HELVETAS, GIZ
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