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EXHIBITION: It all starts with me

December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are invited to a pop-up exhibition and book launch of the Youth, Identity and the City project together with Rosca Warries, Kirstin Warries, Dane Van Rooyen and TPA Youth for Change, on Thursday 5 December from 16:00.

It all starts with me is a one-day exhibition based on the African Centre for Cities research project Youth, Identity and the City led by researcher Mercy Brown-Luthango, which engaged 13 out-of-school and unemployed young people from Mitchell’s Plain, Philippi and Gugulethu in a process of self-reflection using photography as a tool. The focus was on the role of young people in cities; how they understand their position, community, identity and location (spatially, emotionally and socially) in relation to the city as a whole, in this case Cape Town.

As part of this process, led by noDREAD Productions and their photography workshop design Image vs Truth, each participant was furnished with two disposable cameras to capture photographs of the communities where they live as well as historical places visited in the city. As one of the final outputs of the project, with guidance from Rosca Warries, Kirstin Warries and Dane Van Rooyen, the young people undertook a process of curating an exhibition of these photographs. All the photographs are part of a moving exhibition from the University of Cape Town, for the launch, to Phillipi Village and Tafelsig Library where the participants’ peers and community can engage and encounter their messages and photographs of hope.

WHEN: Thursday, 5th December 2019

TIME:  16:00 to 18:00

VENUE:  The New Lecture Theatre, Upper Campus, UCT

RSVP: shakira.jeppie@uct.ac.za

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