The spontaneous phenomenon of rain offers us an essential resource for our everyday lives: water. We forget the simplicity of its source, while this basic need is being restricted through commodification. Mvula, a project born out of collaborative work with people living in rural South Africa, is a speculative ephemeral structure that harvests rainwater in an off-grid, decentralized context. The free access to water is echoed in an Open Source physical principle. A piece of given information using basic materials ropes, textile and sticks which can vary depending on the context.
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Photo Credits: Ronald Smits / Design Academy Eindhoven
(Amnkela) Mvula - Object Design - 2016