academia, Film, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance, Social Tools, the streets, visual art

Vandal Lie Izm, 24 Februray 2011, point blank gallery

On February 24, 2011, Joburg-based street artist, designer and illustrator Natalie Propa hosted Vandal Lie Izm, a super soulful street art exhibition that challenged conventions of the mainstream visual arts practices. The venue was the point blank gallery, the Drill Hall Precinct, Joubert Park. Kyle Ferguson shot and cut this here piece with great detail. […]

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academia, Books, Film, Johannesburg, new writing, Performance, publishing, Research, Residencies, the streets, visual art

Nonwane: passages, tempos and spectacular ways of dying

Nonwane takes as its point of departure a suicide scene from the late Phaswane Mpe’s 2001 novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The book deals with issues of xenophobia, suicide, sex, HIV and love. The suicide scene was initially planned to be re-enacted through the release of tons of coarse and fine salt from the 20th […]

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Books, Education, Johannesburg, Networks, the streets

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the mobile!library is an ongoing street performance to create awareness about keleketla!library. began in 2008 with german artist hans winkler as part of the ‘walking newspaper’ project, 2009’s performance was street to the max. produced by jozi marketing and advertising graduate /emcee, malose ‘4matt’ malahlela and the innacitycommunity collective, the mobile!library involved students from the vega imagination lab, […]

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Networks, the streets

Makinika ‘African Caravan’ fundraising in full gear…

Makinika Africa! The Southern African Hip Hop Caravan Makinika, Swahili word for ‘transcend’ is an ambitious and feasible hip hop symposium to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. The organizers of this tour/slash symposium is Frontline, a collective of collectives with members in Southern Africa including Namibia, Kenya, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. South Africa is represented by […]

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academia, activism, Education, Film, the streets

academic activists

one of the best quotes i came across goes something like this… its possible to be a commited activist and brilliant academic, by Jenny Lee reflecting on Andy Smith. Reflecting on Andy Smith’s influence as an undergrad student at the University of Michigan, Jenny’s exact words are: “I would also never have thought that it […]

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academia, activism, birth, Education, Johannesburg, Networks, new writing, Print, publishing, Research, Residencies, Social Tools, the streets, visual art, You

TheFanPalProject

TheFanPalConcept The project aims to, over a period of 3 days, gather Johannesburg [Jozi] movements to design and produce covers of their ideal fanzines while exploring the role of grassroots movements in social activism and economic development. Further, the project aims to link participating grassroots, mostly hip-hop inspired movements with keleketla!library project, Joubert Park, Johannesburg […]

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