ROUTE creative workshops are eligible for design students, teachers and professionals of all creative disciplines. Our program focuses on enhancing students, teachers and professionals learning experience, by making Africa their classroom.

Our creative journey is designed for those with an open mind and the willingness to give, receive and adapt to different cultures and new experiences. Route provides experiential knowledge, local creative exchange, practice-led disciplines, and understanding in both research and practice.

While students are not required to have prior experience with the themes of their chosen workshops, they should be curious about the subject matter and enthusiastic about participating in all workshops and activities.

Routers are to incorporate in their portfolios an authentic inter-cultural experience as they expand their horizons and deepen their creative knowledge by observing what they’ve only seen in books up close and personal.


Our past participants, ‘The Routers’ say:

“I participated in ROUTE because, as a person and as a designer, I think it’s very important to know the world and work hand in hand with people from a different perceptive than yours, within a challenging environment, speaking different languages, and sharing different cultures. Route gives you a broader perspective on the profession and that is very inspiring.”

Natalia Barros, Fashion Designer. ROUTE’15.