Dubai-UAE, 30 January 2024: Merex Investment has invited students from Dubai schools to channel their creativity for a good cause as part of the company’s sustainability programme at its lifestyle destinations – City Walk and The Beach, JBR.
Six leading schools will collaborate with a prominent sustainability artist and founder of Dubai-based design studio Peahead.eco, to turn waste and recycled material into captivating works of art that will offer an engaging and educational experience for visitors at Merex Investment’s two lifestyle destinations.
The primary focus of this initiative, which began in November 2023, is to tackle two significant challenges – urban waste and marine pollution. Merex Investment’s efforts also support the UAE’s commitment towards a green economy by fostering environmental consciousness and empowering the next generation of eco-conscious leaders.
Young planet protectors from the Innoventures Education schools, including Raffles International School, Raffles World Academy, and the Collegiate International School will be transforming city waste, including fabric, plastic and glass, to create one engaging interactive installation, while students from the Lycée Français International de l’AFLEC will be using the same materials for their own innovative sculpture. Both works will be displayed at City Walk from April 2024.
Sustainability advocates from Innoventure Education’s Dubai International Academy Al Barsha and Dubai International Academy Emirates Hills will be taking on ocean debris, such as plastic, paper and cans, to design one modern geometric sculpture each. Visitors can engage with these installations from April at The Beach, JBR.
Since the launch of the programme, students have received the necessary knowledge and resources to catalyse efforts aimed at confronting urgent global environmental issues.
The prominent sustainability artist who specialises in creating large-scale interactive art installations and upcycled, functional, collectable editions of fashion accessories, will provide her expertise and lead the students into adding value and aesthetic to collected waste and recycled material. The students will also participate in a bootcamp featuring workshops and interactive sessions to enhance their understanding of recycling and sustainable practices.
Launched in November 2023, the initiative focused on the collection of material for the artworks in the first few months, followed by the installation build phase with the artist and interactive workshops this year.
For more information, visit www.merexinvestment.com.