On De Waal Drive, driving out of the city bowl in Cape Town, South Africa, you have the view of the Cape peninsula's valley also known to many people as The Flats. The Flats extends all the way to areas like Monwabisi, a sub-area of Khayelitsha, one of Cape Town's most populated districts.
On that same drive, you can see the new Urban Visionary, a multi-storey mural and light installation created by the founders of Thingking and artist Faith47. They collaborated on the new design and have enabled public street art to be a catalyst for change through crowdfunding for a social cause. They aim to raise funds for public street lights to be installed in Monwabisi Park, Khayelitsha, through the organisation VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading). For every light that is funded for in Monwabisi, the Urban Visionary mural is lit up in the evening- inspiring and engaging more people to become more active members in their society through #anotherlightup
To read more about it here and to donate to #anotherlightup:
About the project | #ANOTHERLIGHTUP
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|The mural on the same wall before Feb 2014 Urban Visionary #anotherlightup was put up|