Rock the Bike is excited to help welcome inventor and social entrepreneur Carlos Marroquin who will present a talk about his work at Maya Pedal designing Bicimaquinas, (Bike Machines) on Thursday November 3rd at 6pm at PLACE for Sustainable Living.
Carlos was the recipient of the Curry Stone Design Prize in 2010 for his work with Maya Pedal, a company he founded in 1997 that repurposes donated bicycles into pedal-powered machines that are sturdy enough to perform tasks like lifting water from wells, yet simple enough for children to use. These machines are then used to ease the labor intensive day to day life in rural Guatemala and surrounding areas where traditional energy sources are scarce to non-existent.
Check out his prize winning work here: http://currystonedesignprize.com/winners/maya-pedal/
We think his perspective will be fresh and valuable as a developing-world counterpoint to Rock The Bike’s experience and we expect his talk to be relevant to anyone who is interested in innovative environmental and social justice.
PLACE for Sustainable living is located at 64th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, right behind the Rock The Bike workshop.
Pedal-Powered refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.
PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th St, Oakland, Calif. 94608