Ideas galore at workshop on dustbin design

Ideas galore at workshop on dustbin design

Youngsters taking part in a one-day workshop on ‘Dustbin design for MG Road’ were buzzing with interesting ideas and solutions at Rangasthala auditorium on the MG Road boulevard on Tuesday.

The participants sketched designs that could educate people on waste, effective disposal and solve the garbage crisis haunting the City. The workshop was one of the events held as part of ‘Designuru’, a 9-day celebration of art, architecture and design, driven by the design fraternity and its related communities.

The festival that started on April 2 will conclude on April 10. One of the participants, Jyothirmayee Bommana, suggested that texts like ‘wet waste and dry waste’ engraved on the dustbins should be more eye-catching. Raashid Kazi, another participant, said incentives like free Internet and mobile recharge could be looked into to encourage garbage disposal among the public. Interactive dustbins, more space around them and stacking bins were among other pitches at the workshop.

Showing the design of a dustbin she made after a three-hour brainstorming session, Bommana said: “The information on dustbins indicating the type of waste should be in solid colours and need to promote greenery. Hence, I have used bright colours and patterns related to Mother Earth on the info panels, atop the bins, indicating wet and dry waste.”

The workshop was organised by Team Ethos and 25 people, including architecture students from various institutions, working professionals and interested individuals, participated. The participants divided themselves into four teams for better co-ordination. Vidhya Gopal from Ethos said the workshop was held to engage students and help them learn about designing aspects.

She added: “Solutions can be pushed to the government for solving garbage problems. We will contemplate presenting effective designs made during the workshop to the government. But the emphasis is more on learning.” Natasha Sharma from the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, who facilitated the programme, said each one of the participants presented a design based on their ideas. 

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