Photos: fire and art on the pavement

18 01 2009

Living on the pavement without electricity is tough. Fire is one of the most dangerous results of the lack of electricity. This fire on 3 January 2009 destroyed two shacks leaving two families homeless. We do not know how the fire started as both families were away for the New Years visiting relatives.

On 3 January, 2009, fire destroyed two shacks on Symphony Way, Delft, displacing four families.

While fire makes life tough, art becomes a form of beautification and political expression.  Many of Symphony Way’s hokkies (shacks) have various elements of written word and art – all of which relate to their community’s struggle against oppression.

Delft, Symphony Way shack sign painting.




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