ToolBox: A panel discussion

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Tool Box is a follow up project to Picture Book by Miliswa Ndziba that engages with the effects of spatial inequality with school children in inner city Johannesburg.

Tool Box is an experiment that explores the process of creating a tool that uses mapping and model building to simplify the concepts of colonial and Apartheid planning for young children.

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The project consisted of a series of workshops with grade 3 learners from Jeppe Park Primary. The workshops involved learning more about the learners as users of Jeppestown, and how they experienced it.

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The tools that were produced during the workshops are the character cards and a map, which are packed in a box with an instructional on the process. The character cards are based on the data collected about the learners and their backgrounds. The cards communicate information such as the living situations and modes of transport of each character.

The map, which is of Jeppestown, is communicated through a graphic style that appeals to young children.

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The tools are to be used in a workshop setting, and then translated to a 3D model of the context for the learners to interact with.