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Notes from Burundi, Congo, and Malawi

Category: Design

Digital Matatus

by Pádraic

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A collaborative research and mapping initiative is working toward standardising and opening transit data for Nairobi’s matatus — the informal and de facto city bus system — and expanding their findings, tools, and processes globally. Building on past Kenyan-based digital mapping efforts and open source transit software, the group will produce a comprehensive framework for collecting, opening and mapping Matatu transportation data toward a mobile and equitable Nairobi.

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Currently underway, a primary round of data collection and local student design workshops are growing the understanding of this otherwise misunderstood and complex system. The first series of tools will be entering development this spring to improve on data collection and transport information management in the decentralized Matatu system. This project uses Nairobi’s active mobile phone community to develop a standardized Matatu bus route for Nairobi informal buses. By developing crowd-sourcing applications we hope people in Nairobi can develop, contribute, maintain and own their own transit information.

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Rise of the Arts

by Pádraic

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Facebook Event

The Return of the King

by Pádraic

The Return of the King ~ Menes at MaDSoc

Menes and special guests | 26 October 2013 • Madsoc Theatre, Lilongwe

Rise of the Arts

by Pádraic

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25 January 2014 | Madsoc Theatre, Lilongwe

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Problem-Solving

by Pádraic

By country…

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