Also at the ColorsTransport event was Gene Ku Chien is Editor-in-Chief of ppaper, a fashion and lifestyle publication based in Taipei. Gene takes a subway to work most days, though late at night he cabs. With no car, bike, or motorbike, he finds driving unappealing. Cutting down on emissions was not the initial goal, though it is a welcome benefit.
Of all the homemade transport methods displayed at the opening, Gene found the simplicity and irony ofCentury most compelling. This boat made by Kenyan Mansoor from used plastic bottles, tires, and canvass was inspired by God as well as the miles of discarded plastic lining the shores of his hometown. He called his boat Century because plastic can last a hundred years in water, unlike wood which deteriorates much faster.