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Sikoki Alafuro (Nigeria)

Nigerian industrial designer and founder of Studio Sikoki, a virtual multidisciplinary design and art studio producing intellectually challenging and socially relevant work. Sikoki has a Bachelor´s degree in Communication, Authoring & Design from Coventry University, UK and a Master´s degree in Industrial Design from The University of Arts in Philadelphia, USA.
She has received several awards for her work; she was one of the top ten finalists in Design Innovation at the Well – Tech in Milan, for her work Closthetics, a prosthetic wardrobe that relieves rheumatic pain by using ©Farabloc which is an electromagnetic shielding fabric containing extremely fine stainless steel fibers and nylon, with an appearance similar to linen.
Her work has been shown at several exhibitions in Nigeria, USA, Turkey and the UK.

H ++

H++ is a design intervention to aid in eliminating water hyacinth from local rivers and streams. This project serves as a practical illustration on how to effectively convert a destructive invasive species into a useful cash-crop.

H++ makes effective use of water hyacinth as a raw material for creating household objects that are desirable, durable, biodegradable and can be replaced in an ecologically friendly manner after the household object has degraded from extensive usage.

Alafuro Sikoki

About SurVivArt

The Heinrich Böll Stiftung central office in Berlin, Germany in cooperation with some of its regionals offices develops SurVivart, a project which through artistic and cultural actions, will propose a reflection on how sustainable practices can be incorporated in everyday life. More

SurVivArt Exhibition 2012

    SurVivArt - Arts for the right to a Good Life
    Exhibition February 5 - 24, 2012

    at the galleries:

  • Meinblau
  • Mikael Andersen
  • Pfefferberg, Christinenstrasse 18/19, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

    Opening Sunday February 5, 2012. 18:00

    Pressekontakt Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung:
    Karoline Hutter, Pressesprecherin, E-Mail: hutter@boell.de, Tel.: 030 - 285 34-202
    Achim Klapp, E-Mail: ak@achimklapp.de, klapp@boell.de, Tel.: 030 - 257 97 016

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