As an incentive for participation in the annual South African Sustainable Design Competition, the winning designers are awarded the opportunity to visit Scandinavia to observe various ways in which sustainability has been seamlessly integrated into life and work-styles.
The City of Malmö (Sweden) and neighboring Copenhagen (Denmark) are leading the way as proactive sustainable cities! The cities’ efforts are broad-based: in transportation, energy, and city planning, and also in consumption, education and lifestyles.
Besides the site visits arranged, the visiting Fresh Talent team also collaborate with a group of local design students in an assignment that further encourages the exchange of skills, culture and experiences.
The Sustainable Design Exchange is made possible by the South African Department of Arts & Culture.