Arts-Based Research as a Means of Fighting Against Poverty in Cape Verde through Plastic Recycling
Méndez-Suárez, María; López-Pérez, Magdalena; Ortiz-Guzmán, José Miguel

Principle II of the Earth Charter clearly reflects the concern for ecological integrity, and specifically the use of recycling as a basis for adopting patterns of production, consumption and reproduction that safeguard the regenerative capacities of the Earth. Likewise, the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN, 2015) approves the document entitled Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on September 25, in order to achieve in these 15 years 17 fundamental Objectives of Sustainable Development and 169 goals returning to the Millennium Development Goals. On the three dimensions proposed by the UN General Assembly (economic, environmental and social), the basis on which the objectives of the Project of Arts-based research (ABR) is established, under the guiding principle of recycling plastic bags, what culminates in a diversified artistic experience in three parallel paths: finishing the creation process through an artistic intervention, implementing a small industry manufacturing clothing accessories for sale at commercial level, and finally, teaching how to use these fabrics to family level in order to catch water from fog.

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