developing & facilitating a community outreach initiative for the Centre of Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban South Africa towards mutual productive exchange between the research centre & local communities; fostering active local media production in 9 former township communities through the training of activist youth organisations in audio media, ICTs & oral history by means of collective creative productions.
AV documents: a review & remix-tree ; DURBAN SINGS visual documentation pdf; audio: SAfm broadcast ; clips of workshop recordings; call for response; on-line audio CD release; see also: testimonials
Partners: Centre for Civil Society ; University of KwaZulu-Natal; Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (main funder); British Council; TrAIN research centre (UK); Ulwazi Indigenous Knowledge ; cjam 991 fm (CA); Keleketla Library (SA) ; Wits University Digital Arts; SAfm
Up-to-date information via the project blog: www.durbansings.wordpress.com; summary, links & resources: Creative Africa Network
developing & facilitating an outreach initiative for Camberwell College of Arts in South London UK into its surrounding black communities; comprising 6 weeks drop-in & mobile audio radio studio sessions & live broadcasts on Resonance fm with a production team of participants from the minority group of black artists in the college & youth from a local youth offending team. The publication “Influence100” mapping out the findings and the “tool-box” of the project including an interactive DVD with contributions from 100 global listeners becomes the template for the production of the DURBAN SINGS project.
AV documents: call for response; documentary by David Palazon; “Influence100” poster publication page 1; “Influence100” page 2
Partners: Camberwell College of Art/ University of the Arts London; Southwark Council; Art Council England (main funder); TrAIN research centre (UK); open-air SOAS; cjam (CA); radio 1001 (France); vibrofiles/ double entendre (publication);
Project blog: www.nogozones.wordpress.com; summary, links & resources: Creative Africa Network
developing & teaching an audio media course for photographers at the Market Photo Workshop Johannesburg aiming to integrate audio media into their professional practice not only as a research skill & additional bonus of multimedia capacity but a creative listening tool to critically assess & develop their own professional visual production & its procedures.
audio documents: student productions on youtube (2011); audio-photographics facebook group (2011); samples of workshop recordings (2009);
Partners: Market Photo Workshop Johannesburg
developing & facilitating a drop-in audio radio workshop for the East London’s Crisis/Skylight, an activities club & resource centre for vulnerably housed people; publication on audio CD & live broadcasts on Resonance fm
Partners: Arts Council England (main funder); Camberwell College of Arts; Crisis/Skylight; Resonance fm; Artworks (publication)