The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by the same need.
And the need to innovate is universal! Regardless of geographical location or economic stage. So here’s a look at street-level or grassroots-level innovations from around the world. It essentially involves looking at an existing problem with a new set of eyes to identify solutions, using any means and resources available.
This is Taiwan’s version of such solution, to answer how to move goods and people from point A to point B!
An old lady hauling goods on a trike on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan. Photo: Jason Swihart
Inspiration: Bike Hugger