CREATIVES FOR OUR FUTURE

SWAROVSKI FOUNDATION

THE CREATIVE COHORT

INDIA

SEJAL BUDHOLIYA

Sejal is an artist, anchor, author, dancer, entrepreneur, and mechanical engineering student, who believes sustainability thrives on diversification where each opinion is important. This is what motivates her to work towards her mission to contribute through sustainability, which has the power to be a ripple of change amongst the various others that could make the world a better place to live in.

AGNIESZKA DOCZYNSKA

Agnieszka is a graphic design student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Her work focuses on important social and environmental issues such as pollution and the condition of our planet and work on behalf of people with disabilities. She has worked with several art-collectives as well as organizations dedicated to equality and tolerance.

POLAND

ITALY

DANIELE FICARRA

Daniele is an Italian product designer who recently graduated from Domus Academy Milano. In his professional practice he’s always tried to translate forms and behaviours of nature into objects created for humans, so they can improve our lifestyle and make it more compatible with our eco system. Imagination is his superpower and by designing he believes he can make dreams come true.

GHISLAIN IRAKOZE

Ghislain is a sustainability entrepreneur and activist based in Kigali, Rwanda. With a vision for a climate-resilient and waste-free world, he founded Wastezon, a cleantech company that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide e-waste traceability, sorting, and collection services. So far over 400 tons of e-waste have been transacted on the Wastezon app.

RWANDA

JAPAN

SHUZO MATSUHASHI

Shuzo studied his BA Textile Design at Tama Art University in Tokyo, where he focused on creation and research relating to the body, fashion, and costume design. He is now studying Fashion Design at the Angewandte (University of Applied Arts Vienna), he keeps focusing creation relating to craft and fashion. He’s gained traditional skills such as weaving, dyeing, printing, and knitting.

YARA MOHAMED EWIDA

Yara is an Architect and studying a master’s degree in Bio-digital Architecture, which tackles the idea of Bio-learning and studying the integration of both design and function, applying this idea in different kind of architectural and urban projects. She’s working on a range of topics such as heritage revival, urban regeneration, sustainable design, and smart technological design solutions.

EGYPT

NIGERIA

OSASUMWEN OBASOGIE

Osasumwen is a Mechanical Engineer and Entrepreneur from Nigeria, currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Landmark University. He’s experienced in hardware and software design, theories of operation, system integration, installation, and commissioning, with a passion for leading sustainable product design projects.

BENJAMIN SPENCER

Benjamin is a Footwear and Accessories Designer that recently graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Accessory Design. He is currently working towards putting out his first official collection for his brand. Innovation and originality are how Benjamin moves his designs forward and what he believes is the key to the future of a more sustainable fashion industry.

UNITED STATES

ECUADOR

CAMILA WANDEMBERG

Camila has explored social interaction through garment design and research since her studies at California College of the Arts. As a fashion designer she blends her apparel skills with a focus on color, textiles, people, and society, depicting an unabridged connection between all the passions in her work. She brings sustainability to her practice in hopes of a clean and transparent change in the fashion and textile industry of Ecuador.

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