Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The House of knowledge. Johannesburg

The house of knowledge was a concept originally created on Somerleyton Road in Brixton. The idea was to make books accessible to young people by creating a street library. Having been successful with this and its use it made sense to recreate the same concept in Johannesburg. The space to create this was  to be an artists space on mitchell street in the heart of Jeppestown run by Angel Khumalo and Chantal Mann at
All the pallets were kindly donated by Mr. Baggins, a well known street art photographer who also gave us our first books along with Lone Poulsen. Within an hour of it being completed we had our first customers to the library. If you can donate books and you are in the Gauteng area please contact The library is at 28 Madison St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
Many thanks to Grayscale Concepts and Montana Black for the support.
 As the sun sets.....
 we have an idea too.....
 Get our Knowledge ON!
 we build the first house and...
 pose for the camera.
 the main frame
 Bjala crew in the house
 we use old tyres
 Bjala crew get messy
 Second library built
 just add paint

 First house complete


 Recycle everything

 The second house is finished
 Our first customer to The House Of Knowledge

 Jeppe children's drawings up

Come to the house of Knowledge

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