Cascoland Mafikeng 2010
Leading up and during the World Championships Football in South Africa 2010 Cascoland plans to initiate a series of interventions, installations and actions in and around the underused Mmabatho sportsstadium in Mafikeng, South Africa, in close collaboration with local participants, artists and communities. Thus proposing solutions to render the investments into the WC 2010 sustainable for those currently not benefitting from them. The interventions can be an incentive for ongoing initiatives and for the development of strategies on how the results can serve as an example for the re-activation and re-functionalizing of un(der)used architecture in general.
European, South African and Kenian artists collaborate in a practical research into temporary architectural and re-use possibilities for the Mmabatho sportsstadium in Mafikeng, South Africa, by intervening in this underused stadium during the World Championships Football 2010.
Aim is to create, possibly temporary, solutions and possibilities for re-use of un(der)used architecture and give examples of how the activation and use thereof can benefit the local community. Examples of how to possibly render the investments into the World Championships sustainable for those currently not benefitting from them.
The activation of the interventions in collaboration with local participants, organizations and communities will link physical hardware (architecture, infrastructure) with social and cultural software.
Creating awareness about the overall expectations raised around the WC when it comes to projected socio-economical developments, the built infrastructure and the question on our minds: what will happen after the show is over?
The collaboration between South African, Dutch and Kenian artists creates possibilities for international, continental and intercontinental platforms for cultural, creative and sustainable exchange and international transfer of knowledge, skills and experiences.
The value of the project is in the process of collaboration between professional creatives from different disciplines and local organizations and communities . We expect up to 100 people to become participants in the project on some level. Audiences will range from hundreds locally per event to 1000's nationally and internationally.