The I.AM. students - all born and raised in Langa, the oldest township in Capetown - got the change to work for Micro Galleries during the 'Open Streets Langa 2015', an event in Langa, Capetown where Micro Galleries was part of. They filmed and edited the video by themselves, it was their first assignment after graduating from the I.AM. summer course.
About Micro Galleries
Micro Galleries embodies the idea that art does not need to be locked away in pristine galleries, it can permeate the streets and change the way we see the world – intellectually and physically…even for a micro-moment.
Featuring artists from around the world, Micro Galleries sneaks up on you from lane ways, scraps of forgotten land and potholes. Experience tiny representations in overlooked spaces that will challenge the way you think and look at the world. These diverse artists shine a light on to an alternate way of seeing: changing the world one small creative step at a time. Street artists, designers, pothole gardeners, installation artists and flash fiction aficionados, to name a few, are displayed on a micro-scale, inviting you look twice, crouch down, stand on your tip-toes, squint, get up close, and peep into the cracks and crevices of Hong Kong, highlighting ways we can all change the world – in small and creative ways.
About Micro Galleries X Open Streets Langa
Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT) was founded in 2012 by a group of volunteers committed to a more equitable, integrated, safer and vibrant city. It was registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO) in 2013 and seeks to build shared places that embody respect for all and help bridge the social and spatial divides of Cape Town. OSCT works in partnership with the City of Cape Town - See more at: http://openstreets.co.za/about-open-streets#sthash.xwkaALU9.dpuf
In March 2015 Micro Galleries collaborated with Open Streets Langa. The I.AM. students, all born and raised in Langa Capetown, got the change to make a video about