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Co-created crèche in Joe Slovo township.

The Joe Slovo West Community Project is a haven for small children on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The small school’s design was managed by Kevin Kimwelle .

Read about Kevin and his work in this article in The Guardian.

The project was a total renovation of a previous nursery that had become too small to host the growing number of toddlers that relied the nursery on a regular basis. A local non-profit organisation, Love Story, stepped in and drafted the help of a number of architects to revamp the space. T

With emphasis placed on the involvement of local citizens rather than a foreign company who are disconnected to the space, this is an example of design for the people, by the people.

 

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