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Monday, 09 April 2018

Drought inspires door designs

NEW LOOK: Jaycee Charles is one of the students whose designs are brightening up the Surface Design Department. NEW LOOK: Jaycee Charles is one of the students whose designs are brightening up the Surface Design Department.

Surface Design students are giving the doors in their department a nature-themed makeover as part of a project inspired by Cape Town’s water crisis.

Lecturer Penny George says the project draws attention to the effects of the drought on nature while at the same time helping to brighten up the Design Building.

Sections of the building suffered fire damage last year.

She said students were required to visit a forested area and draw inspiration from the impact the drought had on different plants, with some plants battling to survive while others continue to thrive.

“The students had to make use of these elements of life and death that they had found and photographed in nature as well draw on their own senses and they have created beautiful designs,” says George.

Third-year student Jaycee Charles said the project was intense and helped to raise awareness among students about the impact of the drought.

“It is also nice to know that even when we are done studying people in the department will still be able to look at our work,” says Charles.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Health and Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design Faculties.