From the tree to the dugout: but the canoe is letting in water

Guille, Jackie (2001) From the tree to the dugout: but the canoe is letting in water. In: Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) Conference: Mapping New Territories in Design Education, 10-11 September 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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This output is a design commission which took place between 1999 and 2002, for UNESCO. In the related paper. Guille describes research concerning an exploration of partnership and shared initiatives in the local and global context. Guille articulates her experiences as an International Coordinator for Phase 1 of the UNESCO ‘Artists in Development’ programme. The work links with parallel research undertaken as UK Coordinator for two DfID funded HE Link projects, between Middlesex University and Durban University of Technology, South Africa (1998–2003), and Makerere University, Uganda (2000-2004). The latter led to the supervision of two Makerere University staff through their doctoral studies (2004) – ‘Bark-cloth of the Baganda People of Southern Uganda: a record of continuity and change from the late eighteenth century to the early twenty-first century’ (2007 winner of the Roy Sieberman Award, USA), and. ‘Transformation in Arts Education: the production and use of pottery in Nkore, Southwestern Uganda’ and a Chevening Scholarship (FCO funded) being ring-fenced to a Kenyan national for studies within MA Design, awarded to Beatrice Mochere (2002-03). The community-based outreach activity supported by the HE Link project with Makerere University resulted in the introduction of an internship as an integral component of degree studies in Industrial Arts, prompting the establishment of mutually beneficial links within the design and craft sector. The extensive field research undertaken across Southern Uganda and neighbouring Kenya widened the knowledge of contemporary design practice and clearly identified the benefits of collaborating across disciplinary and sectoral boundaries, promoting the role of design as a tool for developing a social agenda through shared partnership. Further info on the HE Link and GAD projects may be accessed at, 2003-4 Annual Report HE Links (p.8 Design Education and Sustainable Development Uganda), 2003-4 Annual Report GAD (p.10 Rural crafts and HIV/AIDS awareness, South Africa)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008 08:37
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