Category: Projects-Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware: Project Background

Laboratory equipment is often unavailable in the Global South due to high acquisition costs. This unavailability is perpetuated by divides in knowledge production centered in the North, which denies the South recognition and validity. This divide is manifested in international aid through the idea of technology transfer, which was embraced in neoliberal policy in the “development decades” following World War II (Perez, 1988; Kumar Mehta, 2001).

Read more