south african sustainable design awards tomorrow!

Submitted by incoming on Thu, 2012-03-15 13:19

Come and see sustainable design's "Fresh Talents" - finalists of the Eco design Competition 2011, themed "Home is where the heart is" and their sustainable design concepts and prototypes reflect the Eco Initiative's original call for product, system and service designs that support harmonious development and improve life.

These designs, featured in the Sustainable Design Showcase at City Hall Cape Town earlier this month, include a variety of product, communication campaigns and community projects that address local development challenges, yet have the potential to make a global impact.

Tomorrow, Friday 16 March 2012, the Eco Design Initiative will proudly announce the competition winners that will continue their participation in the initiative's skills and culture exchange with design peers in Sweden when they visit Scandinavia in June 2012.

fresh talent challenge pecha kucha

The Fresh Talent Challenge is an action-orientated skills development and culture exchange between design youth from across South Africa and Sweden. The Earthchild Project at Sakumlandela Primary School in Khayelitsha have been the focus of a sustainable design intervention , held 7-16 March 2012, during which the “Fresh Talent” team, accompanied by their local and Swedish design mentors, developed designs that meet the needs identified at the school and in their surrounding communities.

The participating teams will share the highlights of their experiences as part of the program of events at City Hall on 16 March 2012 at 4pm.

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