Today is Earth Day. To mark the occasion, we want to celebrate a new collaboration, made possible by the British Council’s Architecture, Design, Fashion team’s #FutureByDesign, with partners and young people in Scotland and in Ghana. The project, led by Ghanaian-Filipino agrowaste designer Mae-ling Lokko and Scottish architect Tom Morton, will involve global virtual exchange and local co-design co-build projects with young people, addressing Scotland and Ghana’s markedly different Atlantic coastal contexts, connected through the impact of climate change on water.

Photo 1 (below):
Honourable Dr. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, MP for Klottey-Korle Constituency, Ghana: “What we hope to do is take the concept of climate change, and break it down into tangible, practical and attainable goals that anyone can relate to and participate in. It’s about putting the green revolution back into the hands of the people.”@zanetorofficial

Photo 2 (above): Dr. Gordon Adomdza, Faculty Lead, Ashesi D:Lab, Ashesi Entrepreneurship Center: “We are always looking for real world opportunities for our students to practice the content we teach them and also make an impact in our society. This project provides such an opportunity and we can’t wait to get our hands dirty.”@dr.gordon.adomdza

We look forward to working with all our partners in Scotland and in Ghana, and with the artists and participating young people. Read more via Cove Park’s News pages on our website.

Happy Earth Day!