Nicole Wills

Musi Co.

As landfill sites and refuse take over our land, communities and even our homes, we should train ourselves to value discarded materials.

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Musi Co. teaches people to treasure the waste that engulfs our urban environments. It aims to to create worth and spread culture by harnessing resourcefulness. Participants in the Global South collect useful waste materials and convert these into new, unique musical instruments. The instruments are used to play music that is shared with subscribed members of the Music Co. community around the world using a portable Pod device. This sharing of music with members in different countries creates a global network united by a passion for music and a desire to create culture from waste. The service also creates various opportunities for employment, as people are needed to gather materials, build the instruments, manage subscribers and oversee the service’s operation.