Visualising care: The Hope Factory

At AIR we value the cross-pollination of African ideas and technical brilliance! In a conversation, clinical psychologist and AIR Steering Commitee member Johanna Kistner described the work of providing transformative care as being like a ‘hope factory’- generating will to carry on living in the midst of landscapes of suffering and distress.

The image was a compelling one, and AIR commissioned South African graphic designer/illustrator Thandiwe Tshabalala to translate the idea into a visual. Check our resource library here to see the result!

Thandiwe is a rising talent in African design, where she brings technical skill as well as a commitment to social and cultural transformation. She was selected for the Let It Out Superstar Awards 2010 at Design Indaba, and has work featured on leading African design platforms including African Digital Art.