Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle for social change to achieve economic mobility for Black and other marginalised people in Boston, USA and the Global South. Each year, they collect roughly 5,000 used bikes and tons of used parts from supporters in Greater Boston and New England.
Bikes are repurposed through their Youth Programs, where teens learn bicycle safety and mechanics skills in the process of earning bikes to keep for themselves.
This room focuses on those who have benefited from the Youth Programme. The bikes in the room represent them, each telling their story in their own words.
Walkthrough: Describing the key points and visual features of the room
Above: The view from the floor showing the bike stands and the swing tags hanging along the central wall.
Above: The view of the opposite side of the wall, the LED screen display.
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