Will of the People
Installation, Activation, PR & Social
Under the banner of the We, The People movement, Constitution Hill catalysed a national call for South Africans to articulate their dreams, hopes and ambitions for the South Africa they want. For today and for generations to come.
On the 27th of April 1994, millions of South Africans took to the polls to exercise their right to vote for the very first time — filled with the hope and promise of our newfound democracy.
Twenty-seven years later, on Freedom Day, Constitution Hill is called on all South Africans to once more articulate their dreams, hopes and aspirations to recommit to collectively building a constitutional democracy in which the human dignity, equality and freedom of everyone is recognised.
For the first time, the Will of the People was projected onto the iconic walls of the historic site of prisons where so many freedom fighters were imprisoned right next to the Constitutional Court. The Court now stands as evidence of the achievement of human will and as a beacon of light and hope. This reminds South Africans of the power we have to use our voice to strengthen our democracy.
The conversation was fuelled on social media, community radio stations, grassroots activations around the country, national electronic billboards, through a sound and light installation on Constitution Square in front of the Constitutional Court, as well as an interactive Will of the People Wall on the perimeter wall of the Hill (Queen Street, Hillbrow).
The light projection and sound installation was open to the public free of charge on Freedom Day.
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