My daughter’s school hosted an open streets event in Johannesburg recently. Following on the example of Open Streets – Cape Town, the school decided to try out the concept in Johannesburg. It combined elements of a door-to-door “get to know your neighbours” campaign with a school fete. Spudcaster brings you a sneak peak into the Joburg event.
Local universities got on board too! As expected the event made for an entertaining podcast, reflecting the ambiance of the day. The weather was cold and gloomy but it felt like we were tucked away inside someone’s kitchen. It is an amazing concept. It’s a reclaiming of public spaces into safe spaces for play.