Photo: Ali Ghorbani
DEBRIS gathered up from a Karpaz beach was turned into a “totem pole” sculpture during a “Robinson Crusoe” workshop involving university students and lecturers.
The three-day exercise began with a “massive clean-up” at Balalan beach, from where the collected rubbish was used to create a structure aimed at raising awareness of marine pollution and the environmental damage it causes.
Organisers from the Faculty of Design at Girne's Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design said: “Every year thousands of tonnes of garbage winds up in the Mediterranean Sea, with 60 per cent of that being composed of plastic material.”
Student and staff joined forces on the design and build which “evolved into a totem pole of symbols to communicate their concerns over environmental pollution”.
The sculpture was then transported to Mehmetçik where it was assembled in the central village square and participants were invited by mayor Cemil Sarıçizmeli to a barbecue hosted by his municipality.
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