The Slovo Park Project was presented at the 2011 Architectural Student Congress held in Port Elizabeth.
Being very busy with our Master Dissertation, we only flew in to present the story of Slovo, in hopes of sharing the project with the students of the country. The fact that the Des Baker Competition brief was for a small rural school, we felt this would be n aspiring project to showcase.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the presentaton was seen by only a handful of students and lectures. Although this happens at these types of events, it was a dissapointment as we feel this project has much to offer and inspire students of South Africa.
Below is a short video we included in the presentation.
On a happier note, we made contact with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's Architectural Department who were very excited about possibly doing a similar project in their area.
We also found that a group of University of Kwa-Zulu Natal's 3rd year class had seen the website earlier and, inspired from the story, had started their own project in their project.
In all a good trip in light of the organizational mishaps.
Looking forward to what else will come from this.