Caroline Austin

mhike ka nay shwe museum

The Mobile ‘A Mhike Ka Nay Shwe’ (Trash to Treasure) Museum was developed for the social enterprise Doh Eain to engage with community members and share ideas around waste and recycling in Yangon, Myanmar. The form and function of objects presented in this way provide a point of access that are immediate, transferrable, and universal. Presented as an art object, they activate the space between people through narrative, memory, and social engagement. 

The Museum included common everyday single use plastic items, alongside explanations aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources in various languages to be accessible to multiple community members.