THE STORY SO FAR…….
The Isiqalo Foundation runs Waves for Change: a programme using surfing to teach youth about HIV awareness and community building. They are based in Masiphumelele, Muizenberg and Khayelitsha
We got involved with Isiqalo through the Wavescape Surf Film Festival and Surfboard Art Auctions.
We work with the young surfers to create the concepts and artwork for the boards and all the money raised at the auction for our board goes to Waves for Change to buy boards and suits.
We have also been involved with isiqalo designing T shirts and their Amaza magazine
Oscar is a Waves for Change coach. He is 26 and lives in Masi. He is also a surfboard shaper and glasser. He is an inspiring guy – organising surf comps and motivating kids in Masi to be part of W4C
Da O has been hosting Park Jams outside his house in Kolobe Street, Masi for two years.
He has been self funding these events once a month. The MM’s gather MC’s, dancers, muiscians and onlookers to celebrate the themes of Love, Peace and Unity.
The MM gives young performers a platform to showcase their skills and express their messages and stories.
Its a Hip Hop platform celebrating the 5 elements of DJ’ing, Emcee’s, Breakdancing, Graffiti and Knowledge of Self
We heard about the Your Street Design Indaba challenge and wanted to support and grow Da’ O’s work with the MM. We formed this team: isiqalo, One Love Studio, Graffiti artist Mak1one, and Architects Joe and Nadine
With this team we came up with SoundWaves for Change: our concept was to take a 6m shipping container and convert it into a sound studio and performance stage. The programme will work with DJ’s, MC’s, producers and atrtists to teach, mentor, develop & showcase skills and talent.
This was our first concept sketch.
We wanted to include mural painting in the Kolobe Cul de Sac. This mural was done by the One Love Studio, Monwabisi khayelitsha
So with these ideas we won the 2013 your Street Design Indaba competition!!
Since winning we have developed and changed our design
We see SW4C having a impact on its immediate environment and community in Masi
SW4C places creativity and design in a shared community street space. We are using many different creative skills and design capabilities to make the project happen. Its a collaboration between surfers, social change makers, architects, designers, graffiti artists and eco-activists.
Our Stoked mural (One Love Studio & Mak1one) gives some idea of the scale and impact that the murals will have as part of SW4C. We believe in the positive impact mural painting can have on an environment and the people in an environment.
We also believe in the importance of Greening and inspiring people to grow their own food. Stephan Lamb will be helping us to attach a vertical garden to the studio.
If you would like to get involved please email email@example.com
All support: business admin/ financial or equipment/ materials sponsorships help us to put more into workshops and mentoring. check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Masi-Massive/158405840864121 for the latest Masi Massive info!