Makeshift construction of trust: music-making, placemaking and movement-building

Main applicant: Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform [CMAP]
Partners: University of Port Harcourt, Faculty of Humanities
Implementation: Nigeria
Project duration: August 2019 – July 2020
Project code: 02-01157

Makeshift Constructions of Trust focuses on the co-design and the building of two creative public spaces for an informal waterfront settlement in Port Harcourt: an online streaming platform for Chicoco Radio and an on-the-ground live music space for Chicoco Sounds. The project will bring together young musicians and other young residents to design and build the space they will perform in. The performance area will be transformed from an underused, and sometimes dangerous place in the community, to an attractive, stimulating public space. The inaugural performance will be a concert to launch our community station’s new streaming service and online platform. In this way, the project will establish catalytic links between the creative programming of an open public space and the co-production of open public debate; between a physical space where people come together to sing out, celebrating their cultures, and a virtual space where people come together to speak up and to demand their rights..

The project is led by the Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Port Harcourt. CMAP stands for Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform. It shares skills and technologies to allow communities to record their experiences, tell their stories and change their lives.