WATCH: #76AT40: What would you take a bullet for?
“What Would You Take a Bullet For”, was a concept created for Youth Day to commemorate the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where students protested against being taught in Afrikaans.
The idea of using a chalkboard in a public place was a method of getting people to interact with the question physically ,and allowing one to read and reflect on what was written on the board.
The project was executed on the 11th of June, 2016 at the Company's Gardens, Cape Town. The chalkboard was placed in the center of the gardens where passers- by could then write their answers.
Additionally, interviews were done with a number of people to find out why they chose to write what they did, and if they would have taken a bullet during the Soweto Uprising.
This particular initiative was used as an insight to whether or not we, as a youth and nation, have developed since 1976, in terms of fighting for equality and recognising what the youth of 1976 have done for us.