Another communiqué from our Honours students in Zimbabwe!
The Domboshava Cave and Hill! A sacred place to some and a great beauty to others. With landscapes straight out of Dr. Seuss and more moss and lichen than a hairy moon. Ancient cave paintings were our first checkpoint and ushered us on towards the peak! We made it in record time and gave each other high fives, as Ian tried to fit more boulders in his bag. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. Truly the best of Zimbabwe! – Joel Staak
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More communiques from our Honours students on creative exchange in Zimbabwe!
On Friday 6 July the students had the opportunity of sharing creative work in a conference with talented designers from GDZ (Graphic Designers Zimbabwe). Design for sustainability was a major topic. Our students had the ability to get more intimate and exchange creative ideas and contact details and everyone were greatly inspired by the shared knowledge, enthusiasm and exchange of skills.
Our Honours students are still out and about in Harare for their creative exchange. Today, we’re sharing an update from their visit to First Fridays Harare on Friday 6 July.
On Friday evening the National gallery hosted their monthly First Friday, where we met under the stars, some wrapped in blankets, sitting around the bonfire, whilst enjoying local dances, comedy, poetry and new creative voices. New friends were made and jokes were cracked. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
Some more updates from our Honours 2018 trip to Harare! This text directly from our team out there:
Dzimbanhete Art Interactions Trust was our last stop on our first day in Harare and here art and creativity are grounded in culture. Our visit was richly rewarded with ideas, knowledge and practice that ranged from African architecture to a visit to a sacred cave where rainmaking ceremonies still take place; the rock paintings were a bonus. Boundaries between art, culture, community and people are very blurry here, there is a spiritual frequency to practice and process. We did not feel like strangers. We left enriched.
You can learn more about Dzimbanhete here.