when life gives you mangos

In 1991, Cuba’s economy began to implode.

“The Special Period in the Time of Peace” was the government’s euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. It began in the 60s, with engineers leaving Cuba for the Unites States.

Ernesto Oroza studied the innovations created
during this period.

He found that the general population had created homespun, Frankenstein-like machines for their survival,
made from day to day objects.

Technological Disobedience.

a lamp

made from an old jar

a microscope

out of a coffee machine

bicycle for painters

out of old pipes

a Lighter

out of a slipper

A fan

out of a dingy engine

a razor

out of a pencil

a sharpener shop

a Toy

out of random stuff

so, when life gives you mangos,

get an old washing machine,

throw some blades in it

slice your mango

switch it on

and make mango-ade

creativity has NO boundaries.

when life gives you mangos