Global Development Academy

Visualising Sustainable Development competition winner

Congratulations to Jaye Renold for recently winning a 'Visualising Sustainable Development' competition organized by the University of Edinburgh’s Sustainable Business Initiative!

What does a sustainable world look like? During the University of Edinburgh’s Innovative Learning week students were asked to share their perspective on sustainability through artistic expression - whether painting, photograph, illustration, or sculpture - in order to show how they understand and interpret sustainability.


The competition was open to all, staff, students as well as the public. Entries were judged by Dr Kenneth Amaeshi (Director of Sustainable Business Initiative), John Brennan (Head of Edinburgh School of Architecture), and Ben Twist (Director of Creative Carbon Scotland).

Jennifer is a fourth year Social Anthropology student who has recently completed a dissertation on street recyclers in Chile. She developed her interest in waste and recycling through setting up The Swap and Reuse Hub, a cooperative located near the University of Edinburgh's central campus. Her illustration was inspired by a visit to Cairo’s waste collectors, the Zabbaleen, in 2013.

Jamie Furniss, a lecturer in anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, who has conducted research on the Zabbaleen, can be seen giving a short talk about them on YouTube: