As part of CICLO 2014’s artist exchange program, the young South African designer and design teacher Fabian Hartzenberg visited Denmark in week 20 and 21. Fabian works as Surface Design Teacher at Frank Joubert Art Centre, the South African CICLO partner. He is also a part of the Ibhabhathane project, where he teaches other teachers, and he has previously worked in the design industry and has experience in art and design education in both 2 – and 3D.
During his visit to Denmark Fabian has among other things shared his knowledge and creativity at Børnekulturhus Ama’r, a childrens culture center in Copenhagen. Here he worked creatively with the kids on creating original art and design projects and taught at design workshops.
Along with several of the other international CICLO artists, Fabian also took part in Spring Festival, a children’s culture festival in Copenhagen from May 14th – 19th, where he also taught at workshops. In collaboration with the Russian artists and the children participating in the festival, Fabian created the beautiful entrance portal for the big final CICLO event at DR Koncerthuset. The portal was made out of flags, little boxes, painted masks and puppets made of fabric and pipe cleansers.
At the final CICLO event in DR Koncerthuset the 21st and 22nd of May, Fabian also held design workshops, where he taught a number of Danish schoolchildren. Here the children designed and drew their own colorful cards of South Africa.