Flowers of Cape Town was a three day workshop with CPUT’s Faculty of IT & Design staff and students in November 2018. The idea of the project was to do an intervention and installation around sustainability. Not only to discuss recycling and different aspects of sustainability but rather discuss this on an personal level. How does the issues of sustainability and recycling make you feel? What kind thoughts this provokes on you?
The project focused on utilizing recycled plastic as a material to imitate flowers of Cape Town. Plastic bag flying in the air are many times referred as “flower of Cape Town”. Kirstenboach natural park was an inspiration to flowers and the we studied the park during the first day. The second day was used to make and produce the actual flowers. And the third day was about working together on an installation by the roadside at District Six.