The Sunshine Cinema screenings are complimented with practical workshops that transfer skills for sustainable development. The content demonstrates simple engineering solutions to make environmental and social improvements in under-resourced communities. Photo credits: ©SydelleWillowSmith
Shift's design investigation team hosted a Talent Show in the center of Delft, a township just outside of Cape Town. The objective was to gather as many, diverse individuals in one place, so that the team could conduct interviews. 100 qualified responses were received in one afternoon; and the Talent Show was thoroughly enjoyed by all! More info: www.theshift.org.za/activity/special-projects/
Masibambisane Secondary School, beneficiaries of Shift's 10day Challenge hosted in April, is located in Delft, Western Cape - a mixed-race townships, 40 km outside of Cape Town city center, known for its high crime rate, substandard schools, lack of jobs and numerous government built housing projects. To read more about the Shift:Challenge, visit: http://theshift.org.za/activity/challenge/
Shift's expert jury included the participation of (left to right) Marie Loft - Shift & Design Region Sweden; Mugendi M'Rithaai - Cape Peninsula University of Technology & Design with Africa; Adrienne Viljoen - South African design industry leader and Jonas Klevhag - business advisor at Teknopol AB and MINC.
Small Change, a World of Difference was the brief that called South African youth to propose sustainably designed products, systems and services. Rudolph Jordaan and Bronwen Smith took 1st place with their S.A.S. integrated sustainability awareness system - and online and mobile service that rewards consumers for their sustainable choices. www.theshift.org.za/activity/competition/finalists/