elin josefine olsson: make the invisible, visible
elin josefine olsson: make the invisible, visible elin josefine olsson: make the invisible, visible
aug 20, 2012

elin josefine olsson: make the invisible, visible

‘birgitta’ miniature tin figurine by elin josefine olssonas an effort to help raise awareness and promote equality in the poverty-stricken country of congo, elin josefine olsson has developed ‘birgitta’, a miniature figurine made from the tin of 90 circuit boards. the project aims to produce a well known campaign that could be seen as that of fair trade for raw materials. the disconnection between the producer and the consumer has led our society to be virtually unaware of the situations involved with the extraction of tin, tantalum and tungsten, the most important components of electronics, further exploiting the people of these parts of the world. the small sculpture resembles the form of a healing nkisi, an object believed by the congolese people to have spiritual power.

   she is on a world tour to spread the message about conflict free minerals



london, ´this is design´ exhibition at the design museum 

london, design museum exhibition

london, central saint martins

tourist at gran canaria. spreading the message

tourist in new york, spreading the message. image © claire gigaud

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