designing for flood prevention + mitigation

research

Video source – Infoboxdaily, August 2017 

In the complex political and economic Ghana that we live in, the big question we ask in our latest assignment is: can an independent group such as tap:Collective propose alternative methods for development to authoritative and government bodies for administration?

“The floods could be said to stem from our failure to design our cities based on systemic, data-driven, empirical evidence!” – Prince Boadu | Co-founder @ MapTech, Advisory + Advocacy @ tap:Collective

As the likes of David Kelley continue to adopt a human-centred, team-based approach to tackling sticky problems through design, we will explore and propose means of applying design-thinking and design methodologies across multiple fields of industries to prevent and mitigate the recurring floods in urban Ghana.