With Project Kaktus I set myself the goal as a designer to investigate a social problem and come up with solutions that are within my power. This without the help of commercial organizations and without sponsorship or external funding.
I chose a common problem: nuisance from dog shit in public places. During the investigation, I addressed three parties: nuisance-causing persons, nuisance providers and the local government. I took stock of the nature and extent of the problem via advertisements and social media, and potential solutions arose during conversations in the district.
I elaborated the results in a proposal for the Municipality of Eindhoven, containing planning, behavioral and practical recommendations. During a fun action in the neighborhood I introduced the practical solutions, some of which are available through this site.
Involving local residents in the neighborhood in the problem definition and the solution has yielded many insights and goodwill, and has slightly improved the liveability of the neighborhood.
Read more about the practical solutions at publication RL Shop: Kaktus anti dog-shit kit