IZIKO’s WINTER PUBLIC PROGRAMME
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IZIKO MUSEUMS OF CAPE TOWN
7–30 July 2007
“An Examination of Doul’ Arts Culture and Urban Transformation Processes” – Presented by Zayd Minty
Date: Tuesday, 10th July 2007 Time: 17h30 for 18h00
Venue: Whale Well, Iziko SA Museum Entrance- Free
This paper is an examination of Doual’art’s culture and urban transformation practises, using the neighbourhood of Bessengue Akwa as a case study. Doual’art is a non-profit cultural initiative involved in a range of urban interventions in the Central African city of Doualla, drawing on culture to engage the city and its citizens in an act of re-imagination. A pilot community development project in Bessengue in conjunction with a French NGO and the city council of Doualla 1 resulted in two creatively enhanced pieces of basic infrastructure: a water pump and foot-bridge, as well as a series of art interventions taking place on a patch of ground in the extreme north end of the neighbour-hood. Analysing these three projects provides material to understand the organisation’s methodology conceptually as an act of insurgent urban practise that stimulates the residents to reconsider their agency as citizens and provides the impetus for thinking about the connection between imaginaries and transformation in an urban context.
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