(Other University events)
5 May 2011
10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: International Office, Old Choral Hall
Contact info: For further information contact International Relations, email email@example.com
Please join us for the opening ceremony of Home for All Cultures painting display in Old Choral Hall. Dr Gulelat Kedebe, Head of the Training and Capacity Team of UN-Habitat based in Kenya and official visiting Fellow to the UoA will be honoured at the opening. The UN-Habitat is the United Nations’ agency for human settlements, focusing on the three pillars of sustainability - equity, ecology, and economy.
Background on UN-HABITAT for the opening event:
To support UN-HABITAT’s mandate of promoting sustainable urban development, staff and students from around the University collaborated to organise a series of creative educational activities that ran from 28 September to 6 October 2010. Events included the annual celebration of World Habitat Day on 4 October; a series of seminars and panel discussions; and a University wide photo competition.
One of the highlights was the ‘Home for all Cultures’ painting event coordinated by Kathleen Kramlinger of the International Office - a unique and highly creative activity that aimed to raise awareness of the University’s global connections and its role in providing a distinctive international education experience. Organisers and volunteers included staff from the International Office, students from Elam School of Fine Arts and international students from about sixty countries. They were joined by Maori and Pacific students in the main student quad on 28 September to create a giant painting on a Pacific style tapa cloth. The event was a huge success, receiving great support and interest from students and staff passing by. The cloth will be displayed in the International Office, Old Choral Hall.