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Master of Industrial Design
For a Better Normal is a proposal to aid informal produce vendors in post-hurricane Puerto Rico. The project takes the shape of a toolkit that facilitates the creation of a cooperative buyer’s club. This cooperative not only provides vendors with the opportunity to create sustainable businesses, but also acts as a pathway to formalization. The outcome of this thesis becomes a case study for how to re-think the potential of the informal economy in relation to the Island’s economic crisis.
Melendez Davidson, Jonathan W., "For a better normal : fostering the informal sector in post-hurricane Puerto Rico, as a pathway for economic stabilization" (2018). Masters Theses. 244.
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