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UK/CoD students complete design studio in Brazil

By ukcod
Sep 5, '13 1:38 PM EST
Image by Magnus Lindqvist, GLINT Studios
Image by Magnus Lindqvist, GLINT Studios

Students from the College of Design just returned from the remote village of Igarai, Brazil where they spent two weeks living and working on an organic sustainable coffee farm. In addition to working in the village, students spent a week in Sao Paolo, Brazil's largest city, studying the architecture present in the city.

School of Interiors instructor Rebekah Ison and nine interior design and architecture students studied the strategic space planning of sustainable industries and also developed design interventions for the village preschool.

"Our discussions transitioned into wanting to help and give back to communities," said student Aleigh Oney. "Even to those which we don't necessarily call home."

Read more about the students' work and experiences on Tumblr.

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