the play cave
From 1/2/2017 to 11/2/2017
"Thank you very much, you really care about learning. You know if you want to achieve a real change, plz help these kids to take care of our streets too" - A man in his 50.the play cave
A lady in her 50, Ezbet Khairallah
"Oh God, these are so nice drawings and colors. Can I participate!!" -the play cave
A passerby child, Ezbet Khair Allah.
"Daughter, do you know how much this is a relief? we are humans, we don't like the fact of having all this piles of garbage, but we have no other way to get rid of it. Now you are a proof that we can help to clean our own area, we had several experiments with government but it takes too much time. I think we can all start from here now and never wait for impossible to happen"the play cave
A lady in her 60's, Ezbet Khair Allah.
"What are you doing is not going to fix it, what about art if there was no food, health or education? what would we gain? Teach us first, feed us first .. "the play cave
A lady in her 50's, Ezbet Khair Allah.
An 11-day workshop was implemented with the children from Ezbet Khairallah, led by three artists working with up-cycling material. An art installation in public space with several up-cycled functional products, which was installed and later put on display in a public area in the neighbourhood. During the preparation phase, 15 young volunteers aged between 19-25 were chosen by the NGOs to receive an orientation session from Mahatat on cultural management, up-cycling, community art and art in public space so that they can continue long after the project ends. The workshops final products were an art installation, four benches, garbage bins, cartoon figures and an iron & wooden men all made from the upcycled material available in the neighborhood.
- Hatem Mousa
- Amir Abdelghany
- Mohamed Hassan Darwish
- Videographer: Omar Manjouneh.