Bucket Loads of Health: Latest Updates
We are currently in Phase 1 of the BLH project, which comprises a series of interactive, creative workshops. In this phase, participants are working with visual and narrative methods including body mapping, and personal story telling to reflect upon their experiences around water shortage, water saving, water reuse and water disposal – and what these mean to their health and well-being. As part of the workshop process, participants are also making music to accompany their body maps and stories. Our first creative workshop was held in the second half of February over 5 days, with residents of Enkanini, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.
Creative workshop: exploring the sounds of water
Participants working together to link different sounds of water to memory, culture and personal experience.
Enkanini Community mapping
We look forward to working with the Enkanini participants again in Phase 2 of the BLH project where they will share their creative outputs with water microbiology researchers as a part of a community engagement, knowledge exchange and co-learning process.
Enkanini residents creating their body maps