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This upcoming art exhibition is all about future of conscious design

An exhibition that aims to showcase how human creativity can tackle the challenge of tomorrow’s working world

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By Alyxandra Carolus | March 13, 2024 | Design

With World Recycling Day in March and Earth Month in April, there are plenty of talks around the future of our planet, along with how certain industries intend to mitigate the impact of climate change on our society. Even if you’ve been thinking about minimising the waste in your home or simply pursuing a greener approach to your design efforts. Whether you love design or art, sustainability continues to be at the forefront, holding discussions around how and where we can create without harming our environment.

Enter Upcycle, an exhibition running from 19 - 20 April at Maker’s Landing at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Entry is free and the exhibition is open from 10am to 9pm, Friday to Saturday. It’s ideal for any budding design enthusiasts, students or sustainability-focused individuals who want to learn more about the future of conscious design.

COVID-19 created the shift towards a more hybrid model of working and workplaces, but what happens to all the discarded office equipment or tools? Often, it can end up in landfills and polluting our environment.

According to the organisers, Upcycle aims to demonstrate how design has the potential to embrace circularity to shape more conscious workspaces. A pioneering response to the issue, it takes the form of a provocative exhibition to be staged in Cape Town, South Africa, and presented by leading global property development company JLL and its subsidiary, interior design firm Tétris Design and Build.

The exhibition’s participants include Congolese artist Patrick Bongoy, sisters Viveka and Rucita Vassen of Ananta Design Studio, Nisha and Justus van der Hoven of Hoven Design, Laurie Wiid of Wiid Design, Amaury Watine, who is the Creativity and Innovation Director Tétris EMEA, Adrian Davidson, Design Director Tétris EMEA, as well as two Senior Interior Designers from Tétris South Africa, Helen Wentzel and Tshepiso Lesufi.

Original cover image via: Tétris Design x Build on Instagram