In June 2018, artists Camille Walala and her long-time collaborator Julia Jomaa, travelled to the Umoja Training Centre (UTC) on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, to “give the [community] a new injection of positivity with four new art instalments.
Through the two time lapse movies, viewers can see some of work Walala and Jomaa completed. In total, the two painted four key instalments: the main entrance sign, the concrete water tanks that are used by the centre and surrounding villages, the new radio room where the Ukerewe Young Reporters Group records and broadcasts, and part of the new library, which is currently receiving new desks and shelves from designer and fabricator Simon Sawyer.
The design Walala and Jomaa incorporated consisted of bold colours and eye catching patterns to breed an “atmosphere of optimism and energy that reflects [the] mission and impact [of the UTC] on the Ukerewe community.”
The UTC, built by Standing Voice is meant to be an inclusive space for members of the community, with and without albinism, to “share and develop skills, overcome prejudices, form positive relationships, understand and embrace differences, establish businesses and claim a stake in wider African society.”
PHOTOGRAPHY: Harry Freeland
AS SEEN ON: DesignBoom