Fourth year Digital Media and Interaction Design student Suzi Cathro is currently undertaking a collaborative project with young disabled learners at Mason Lincoln school in Umlazi township, South Africa, a school she has had a relationship with for many years. Together they will produce an animation exploring the cultural traditions of the Zulu people.
Suzi has been running workshops teaching children the basics of animation and storytelling to facilitate the creation of their own culturally relevant story. She is using motion capture technology to accurately record movement that can be incorporated into the animation.
You can follow the project and see how the animation develops here – https://honoursprojecttrip.travel.blog/suzis-blog/
Suzi hopes that the young people she collaborated with use this experience to showcase their stories and culture and gain a sense of pride in their achievements.
Many thanks to Suzi and the young people of Mason Lincoln Special school for sharing their project with us. The project is funded by the Edinburgh Napier University student Mobility grants.