Sabina Kariat

Ghana Internship at Kokrobitey Institute

In the winter of 2017, I spent 6 weeks in Ghana, interning at the Kokrobitey Institute, a nonprofit organization in the small fishing village of Kokrobite. The organization deals with sustainability within design, and, during my time there, I learned from the director, Renee Neblett, that the American definition of "progress" often excludes traditional practices. This failure to incoporate tradition into our visualization of the future often causes designers to leave behind sustainable practices that have been going on for centuries, practices that often allow people to live in harmony with nature. Expecially in quickly developing countries like Ghana, the relationship between tradition and progress should not be forgotten. During my time interning at Kokrobitey Institute, I turned these teachings into a journalistic animation. I also formulated branding for the Institute, created a custom font, and designed their current website.

link to the complete work experience can be found here