Library Highlight: Turtle 1: building a car in Africa

Book cover Turtle 1Turtle 1: building a car in Africa tells the story of the Turtle, a car built entirely from reused or hand-made car parts, in Suame Magazine, an industrial zone in Kumasi, Ghana. This car-building project , initiated by visual artist Melle Smets and researcher Joost van Onna, is at the cutting edge of action research and art. The book is a largely pictorial and partly textual account of the project, from ideation to the Turtle’s inauguration by the king of the Ashanti, its tour through the Netherlands, and its return to its place of birth. It is the subject of our latest Library Highlight!