The Cardboard Monument project is a multi-layered project, which started at the beginning of 2011, with a workshop programme with young artists from the Funda Community Art Centre in Soweto, and members of the Kliptown community. 

The first part of the project comprised of a research based investigation into the impact which the Walter Sisulu Square monument has had on the residents which live in its close proximity. This process included walking through the area, conducting interviews, and documenting our findings.
CM artists:(From left top) Erik Hopmans, Lehlohonolo Mkhasibe, Mzie Gojo, Joseph Monnatlala, Lauren Alexander, Mzi Nyathi, Victor Mofokeng, Thulani Zondo, Thomas Moremi, Teboho Mokhemisa.Not present here: Thulisile Shongwe.

In March 2011,  all the students at Funda, created artworks, performances, paintings or poems. Together we constructed an outdoor exhibition stage, or CARDBOARD MONUMENT on the Walter Sisulu Square, with the help of a theatre set designer. All of the artworks were displayed in the form of a temporary outdoor exhibition. We compiled a programme from 3 until 6 March 2011, at our Cardboard Monument on the Walter Sisulu Square. All were welcome, and Kliptown residents were invited to see the results of their participation.
All results from this project, will be documented in the form of a publication and a website which will include our research findings in the area.

All developments will be posted on this blog

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