BODA BODA 


2019


Format: Extract from the archive
Technique: Digital photographs

Project Circleg is a young project founded in Switzerland. The team is developing a prosthesis system made of recycled plastic together with people in Uganda and Kenya. For tests of their prototype, I accompanied Project Circleg documentarily. Boda Boda are motorcycle cabs in East Africa. Originally, the name is derived from the English words border-border, because of the often cross-border traffic. In the region they are a symbol of mobility and at the same time one of the main causes of amputations after traffic accidents. Life and death. Joy and sorrow. Chaos and clear structures. Mountains of waste and valuable resources. Stagnation and movement. Prejudices and awareness. Many opposites go hand in hand here and form a society. Perhaps the greatest achievement of this project is not a prosthesis made of recycled plastic, but an impact on society, that goes beyond the implementation of a product.