Welcome to Campus wild UCT

Campus Wild UCT is part of the wildlife focus of UCT’s Sustainable Campus Initiative, Khusela Ikamva, and includes participants from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, the CCA and ICWild.  

This five-year project includes temporal and more permanent student and staff installations, exhibitions, interventions, policy papers and contextual research. Given the proximity of the campus to the Table Mountain National Park, various projects draw attention to multispecies entanglements within that space and the responsibilities of sharing the campus with its other faunal and floral occupants. Specifically, it looks at how individual actions impact that fragile system and how our negative habitual behaviour may be changed by close and slow attention to our surroundings.

Secure the future

UCT’s Sustainable Campus Initiative, Khusela Ikamva (secure the future) aims to transform UCT into a sustainable campus by establishing a community of practice that is informed by leading, exemplar Living Lab interventions on campus and extensive, inclusive engagement. There are five projects that work in a trans-disciplinary, coordinated manner across several key areas, namely carbon, energy, waste, water and wildlife.