I consider this worthy project for several reasons. 1) The innovative approach to the preservation of indigenous knowledge systems. 2) The outcomes of the "school" are performed publicly, creating a collective sense of pride in the outcome and process, fostering a sense community ownership through the shared experience. 3) The festival happens in a rural setting in a South Africa, where very different understanding of public space exist, as they are spaces are formed and defined through different needs and requirements. The festival considers this deeply and understand that in this context public space is space for knowledge production and sharing.
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