Engineering without Borders Argentina (EWB-Argentina) is an interdisciplinary civil association working for the development of socially deprived local communities by means of engineering projects.
What We Do
- We develop comprehensive engineering projects in cooperation with communities in Argentina.
- We work with several co-ops, institutions and social organizations in different rural and urban sectors.
- We share our vision and experience by offering training programs.
- We promote volunteer work, participation, and the creation of collaborative alliances with institutions and organizations, both in the public and private sectors in Argentina and other countries.
Since its beginning, EWB-Argentina aims to carry out engineering projects in the most neglected corners of the country, by intertwining the knowledge of different disciplines and communities, in order to jointly think up a better world.
Engineering without Borders was born on February 2012, in a Turkish café in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo. There were two people sitting at the table—one of them had received technical education and the other was related to the world of social sciences. They came up with the idea of creating an association which would work for the enforcement of the neglected communities’ rights. There, they decided to promote a different kind of engineering: a community-development-oriented engineering, which would not overlook the social aspect of the communities in vulnerable situations.
The first aim of the organization was to become visible, so that other people with similar interests would join in. Little by little, one by one, people with different professional backgrounds, of different ages and experience, started forming a heterogeneous and passionate group, and shaping the original idea.