Colour Me In
By: Sandile Radebe
Colour Me In is a site-specific intervention in response to the history of South Africa in general, and Cape Town in particular. Historically, our country has been divided - with land ownership and access determined along racial lines. This segregation has also translated into how cities were developed, and is in many ways still present in contemporary South Africa.
Colour Me In intends to subvert this division. Drawing a city plan on a previously segregated structure in Cape Town, members of the public are invited to ‘colour in’ the city plan at will. Participants decide where they wish to locate their colour of choice, and therefore have a say in what their City looks like.