Awards: What awards or honors has the project received?
Livable products is rewarded with an OVAM eco award for the FAN project in 2012.
The yearly OVAM eco awards rewards the environmental efforts of designers and companies, from Belgium.
Where have you learnt about the competition?
Tell us about your partnerships:
*City of Kortrijk
We partnered with the city of Kortrijk, it is a sister city with Cebu City working on a constructive exchange of knowledge and culture between both cities. Also Kortrijk supports sustainable development projects in the South.
*CO creative studio
This Philippine based design studio aims to benefit communities who work with Natural Materials and genuine artistry with awareness of Social Responsibility.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
The biggest challenge is efficient communication and accessibility.
The ROPE weaving communities speak local dialect and have no available modern communication tools. Contact is only possible by direct oral conversations. Also these communities live in inaccessible areas.
Partnering up with the local based CO creative studio makes it possible to have proper and efficient communication. The studio is local based, their knowledge and flexibility makes it possible to visit the areas and communicate.