Onthouers|Rememberers project to be launching soon

16 Aug 2018 - 14:45

The Centre for Curating the Archive has been working on an exciting project this year, now in its final stages and nearly ready to launch.

The Onthouers|Rememberers project involves the recording and collection of stories – both personal and historical – of people living in the Cederberg and Hantam areas of the Western and Northern Cape. About 60 residents of Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Algeria, Wupperthal, Calvinia, Lambertsbay and surrounding areas have been interviewed by fieldworker and well known local of Algeria, Patrick Hanekom.

Onthouers|Rememberers will manifest as a website presenting each full-length interview, transcribed and translated to English. The project presents a wealth of previously unexplored and undocumented histories and legends of these areas, and will launch in September 2018 at the annual Clanwilliam Arts Project.