Cumulus Green 2012 for Michelle Hankinson and Amanda Breytenbach
Cumulus Green 2012 wa awarded for the best paper on sustainability submitted for the Cumulus conference Northern World Mandate held on May 24 – 26, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland.
Cumulus Green is an international design award focused on cultivating and leading global cultures, societies and industries toward more ecological and responsible solutions. Cumulus Green was founded by the Cumulus Association to implement the aims and goals listed in the Kyoto Design Declaration.
The establishment of the Cumulus Green was a commitment of all member institutions towards global responsibility, human centered design methods and solutions, improving quality of life, creating optimism for the future and improving economic, social and cultural benefits for all people around the world.
The Kyoto Design Declaration was introduced in Kyoto, Japan, on the 28th of March 2008 during the first Cumulus conference held outside Europe hosted by Kyoto Seika University from 28 – 31 March 2008.
The Declaration received support ao. from ICSID, BEDA, AIGA and EIDD.
The Cumulus Green competitions consist of thematically different editions covering diversified initiatives and aspects of the Kyoto Design Declaration.
CUMULUS GREEN 2012
Michelle Hankinson, Durban University of Technology and Amanda Breytenbach, University of Johannesbueg, South Africa
for the best paper on sustainability submitted for the Cumulus conference Northern World Mandate held on May 24 – 26, 2012 in Helsinki, Finland.
The award consists of certificates and travel grants of 1000 EUR each to attend the next Cumulus conference in Santiago, Chile with presentations.
Please read the awarded paper Barriers that impact on the implementation of sustainable design
More information on the paper authors:
Michelle Hankinson is an Interior Design lecturer at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). In 2008, she joined the Durban University of Technology’s Interior Design Programme whereupon she immediately began championing Service Learning within the Programme. Michelle’s greatest achievement was when one of her students won the internationally acclaimed PG Bison student of the year award. Part of the award was an all-expenses paid trip to the Salone Internationale Del Mobile Faire in Milan. She recently completed her Magister Technologia: Interior Design at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Her research topic was ‘factors that impact on the implementation of sustainable interior design in KwaZulu-Natal’.
Amanda Breytenbach is Head of the Department Interior Design in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) at the University of Johannesburg. She is past President of the Design Education Forum of Southern Africa (DEFSA) and has actively taken part in the development and promotion of the Interior Design discipline over the past 15 years. Her personally interest is in incorporating green and sustainable thinking within design curriculums.