Cascoland Durban 2008
location/ Dala - Alice Rd
Thanks to urban planner Prakash Bhikha, who works for the Durban municipality, Cascoland was able to get the Dala working space. It used to be a former warehouse of the Kwazulu Natal Electoral Commission. Situated in a calm surrounding, neighboring the Durban bus depot, the artists have found a spacious location for exploring and activating their ideas.
They also found out why Cascoland’s working space is called Dala. It is a Zulu word meaning ‘create or make’ and it is the name Doung Jahangeer dubbed for a Durban artists’ collective that is being formed during Cascoland.
Dala, situated on the fringes of the busy Warwick Triangle, has become a very active operational centre for Cascoland. All in all between eighty to a hundred people are working here on a daily basis. A real mixed bag: students from Vega The Brand School of Communication, fifteen artists from different European countries, a same number of artists from South Africa and supporting staff.