Proudly launching the very first pilot installation of Aquatecture in the world. It's found a space in Shaakira’s birth country, the same place which fueled the inspiration for the project, Cape Town, South Africa.

12/29/20

Shaakira presents her 'work-in-progress' research at Dutch Design Week Virtual 2020. Using her own kitchen waste, she began working with eggshells to discover its unique and hidden properties.

10/16/20

Studio Sway instagram stories takeover by graphic designer Abdallah Hussein from Kenya. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaakira offers space to showcase creative talent from Africa.

08/21/20

Bio Art Laboratory in Eindhoven selects Shaakira as one of their yearly talents twice in a row. She took part in the Talent Pressure Cooker to develop her research using the lab equipment.

11/11/19

Crystal clear water, in every ocean, from every tap. That’s Dopper’s goal which aligns with Shaakira's love of water as a material. She was a top ten finalist in the Dopper Changemaker Challenge of 2019.

08/08/19

Arita is a small town on Kyushu island in Japan which is famed for its history in porcelain ranging over 400 years. Shaakira spends a semester in Arita learning fine Japanese ceramic skills.

06/13/18

Shaakira speaks at Design Indaba Conference in South Africa 2018. She was invited to present thirTEA for ONE, a ceramic installation which highlights the virtual water footprint of a cup of tea.

03/13/18
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