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Quirky design museum seeks greater respect for slum


Quirky design museum seeks greater respect for slum

Mumbai, Feb 20 (ANI): A mobile museum in Mumbai's Dharavi locality is highlighting the skills and creativity of residents of one of Asia's largest slums in an attempt to dispel the negative image of urban slum dwellers. The museum reflects the nomadic nature and disparate skills of the more than one million people living in Dharavi and are largely migrants from across India.Items on display are arranged on and around a colorful handcart - include clay tea cups and saucers, terracotta water filters, reed brooms, painted wooden objects and textiles, all made with local or recycled materials.

Rubio was impressed when he first visited Dharavi four years ago and came up with a plan to promote local talent. The museum will seek to dispel some of the negative notions and encourage a greater respect for urban slums.

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