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Thursday, November 23 • 12:15 - 13:00
African robots

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AFRICAN ROBOTS is a project to intervene in street ‘wire art’production in Southern Africa (particularly South Africa and Zimbabwe). Here, informal sector artists make largely ornamental goods from galvanised steel fencing wire and other cheap materials, which they sell in the street. African Robots brings DIY electronics knowhow and cheap components to produce interactive and kinetic forms of work; African automatons such as birds, animals and insects.

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Ralph Borland

African Robots
Ralph is an artist, designer and researcher. He holds a multi-disciplinary PhD from the School of Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin. His African Robots project aims to link art and design to social intervention.

Thursday November 23, 2017 12:15 - 13:00 SAST
Main Space