INNOVATION AND CREATION LABORATORY FOR SOCIAL DESIGN
Lab Ndao Hanavao, Antananarivo, 2019 © Henitsoa Rafalia
Ndao Hanavao (Let’s Innovate) is a local initiative launched in 2018 by Rubis Mécénat and Vitogaz Madagascar, Ndao Hanavao is an innovation and creation laboratory set up by guest designers and young Malagasy vocational trainees with artisans, engineers and local stakeholders. Ndao Hanavao strives to find viable long-term solutions through the implementation of social design projects in order to respond to the social and environmental problems the population in Madagascar is facing. All year long, the laboratory hosts young Malagasy trainees from disadvantaged areas of the city to accompany them in the development of collaborative and commercial initiatives based on projects developed in the lab.
At the same time, Ndao Hanavao regularly invites artists and designers to experiment with projects established in the laboratory.
Ndao Hanavao was developed with Benjamin Loyauté, project curator. It is led locally by Carine Ratovonarivo, designer and project coordinator and Camille de Roffignac, project manager.