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Cascoland. Interventions in Public SpaceDrill Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa

Cascoland is a multidisciplinary public art project involving international artists, architects, designers, local talent and initiatives as well as urban communities and stakeholders.
The aim is to explore a series of interventions in public space to create awareness of urban issues, mobility and the use of public space in a positive and creative framework, and to mobilize local residents, artists and initiatives to participate in the shaping of their public space.
The first SA edition, 'Cascoland eNewXds2006', took place from 1 February to 12 March 2006 in New Crossroads, Cape Town. The Joubert Park Project has invited Cascoland to execute a second SA edition of the project at the Drill Hall (in the heart of Johannesburg's inner city), Johannesburg between 1 February and 18 March 2007.
Through artistic interventions in public space, the construction of architectural objects, research into the use of public spaces and audience participation the Drill Hall regained it's public function.

With contributions amongst others by: Fiona de Bell, Ismail Farouk, Johan Gustavsson, Doung AnwarJahangeer, Bert Kramer, Hannah Leroux, Maja Marx, Nkosinathi Thomas Ngulube, Michiel van Oosterhout, Usha Seejarim, Jair Straschnow and Alex Wafer.

'All it took to turn one of downtown Joburg's no-go zones into an urban playground was a few artists and some Dutch courage. .. Cascoland challenged some of the fundamental preconceptions of a city that is clearly in crisis when it comes to public space.'
Adam Levin - Sunday Times

This publication and project have been made possible with support of the Mondriaan Foundation, Joubert Park Project, Stichting Doen/Nationale Postcode Loterij, NCDO, BASA & NAC, Adtech Group, Vega, Blessed-one Studio's, Film Resource Unit, and the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

Roel Schoenmakers, Michiel van Oosterhout
graphic design
hardcover | 240 pp | 16.5 x 23 cm
€ 22.50