Low cost design is a book, or better, a catalogue I came across years ago. From then a second version was issued.
The author, Daniele Perra, is a designer, an artist and a researcher who explores “works created by people who don’t sleep long during night. They invent new objects or modify, in a natural way, the use of the already existing ones. These new pieces escape the corporate planning rules, disclosing the interdisciplinary heritage that connects design culture to social disciplines, history, economics and politics…”
Low cost design is an open project to which everyone can contribute sending material to firstname.lastname@example.org and also a touring exhibition.
Here some of my favourite “projects” featured in the series.