Mobile Wash Bus Workshops

This workshop took place over two days, with participants from homeless shelters in Cape Town. In this workshop, we created a mobile pop-up 'playspace' in which participants could share dreams, ideas, hopes, wishes and experiences in the context of dignity, comfort, hygiene and personal care.

Exercises were crafted using a combination of techniques from Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, and facilitation methodology drew from Paulo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which situates the participant as the expert, co-creator of knowledge. Participants were provided with playful props to inspire thinking around peace, privacy, relaxation and respect. Together, we created a series of short scenes and images which create a meaningful, playful and honest body of work that reflects the participants' hopes and ideas in the context of the mobile wash bus project.