SOCIAL INNOVATORS

Mugendi K. M’Rithaa

23 March


Prof: Cape Peninsula University of Technology

POP-UP WORKSHOP:

"DESIGNERLY INSPIRATION FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT"


SYNOPSIS:

This presentation will offer an exploratory visual journey of the kaleidoscope that is African creativity. There is a deliberate slant towards the transformative potential of design in myriad sectors - from enhancing attainable lifestyles to securing sustainable livelihoods, as viewed through the eyes of a denizen of this continent...

BIO:

“I am an industrial designer, educator and researcher at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). I studied in Kenya, the USA, India and South Africa and hold postgraduate qualifications in Industrial Design, Higher Education, and Universal Design. I have taught in Kenya, Botswana and South Africa and I'm passionate about various expressions of socially conscious design, including Participatory Design; Universal Design; and Design for Sustainability. I have a special interest in the pivotal role of design in advancing the developmental agenda on the African continent. I am associated with a number of international networks focusing on design within industrially developing (or majority world) contexts. I am also the President-Elect of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and much of my work focuses on the importance of Icsid in supporting the aspirations of younger designers.“

Q&A

Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “This is an inspired and progressive idea worthy of support.”

HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? “I imagine a vibrant, engaged and creative Africa!”

CONNECT:


@MugendiM

www.cput.ac.za