Welcome to HMKV's blog.

This blog currently documents a research trip to twelve former Soviet Republics for a new regional project of the Goethe-Institut (2015-17). Earlier entries document the "Afro-Tech and the Future of (Re-)Invention" research trip to Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria (10-25 April 2014, Anne Bergner and Inke Arns), and the INDUSTRIAL on Tour trip to five industrial cities in Poland (27 Sep - 9 Oct 2011, Thibaut de Ruyter, Inke Arns et al.)

Lagos: Amazing trike hacker "STA"

Meeting with "STA", the maker of this great tricycle ... now fitted with a roof, comfortable seating, fully equipped with a nice big sound system, 4 big silencers in the rear, drink holders for both driver and passengers, a home made Nigerian flag, no number plate but an official emblem and a reversed Nike logo on the right door.
"Let’s put it this way, anyone who rides such an eye-catching bike without a license plate, and who has no worries of the cops hassling him because of it, is certainly cut from a different cloth. When stopped, STA simply points to the Nigerian flag flying on the front and explains that it’s all the license he needs. (I kid you not)" (Maker Faire Africa Blog)