Our Future in Placemaking

Take a look into the projects of the Maboneng Township Arts Experience and where we plan to go in the years to come.

Be a part of a story of change from the ground up. An innovative view into placemaking.

If you are in tourism destination planning and collaboration, this is the right place for you to find out about our vision and current projects.

The Future of Placemaking

Welcome to The Maboneng Township Arts Experience. A destination and people development organisation based in South Africa and run by Siphiwe Ngwenya – THE FOUNDER.

To date, we have transformed “poor” areas in South Africa into interactive tourist destinations where the family is at the centre of the economic exchange. Visitors from all over the world are enjoying this new way of experiencing travel, while local community members are building their communities and making a living at the same time.

This is our mission: to introduce a participatory model into travel that engages in building destinations as people travel.

This video above shows how The Maboneng Township Arts Experience transforms communities from infrastructure development, to turning homes into galleries and finally to bringing guests who buy tickets, art, food and more. We call this:

Turning Townships Into Towns.

Follow THE FOUNDER‘s journey as he brings the lights to places that have been darkened by pseudo perceptions of the “so called” poor.

OUR PROJECTS

In this decade. THE FOUNDER is focusing on 3 projects:

You can choose to assist a specific project or join our other funding streams for our general organisation.

The first project is in Alexandra Township. A neighbourhood in Johannesburg that is one of the most marginalised and situated literally next to the richest square mile in the whole of Africa. Alexandra Township also lies in the biggest man made forest of any city in the world. This project is called the The Neighbourhood Co-operation for Property and Development. Its mandate is to incrementally convert Alexandra Township into a successful participatory tourism and innovation hub. This will be followed by other prospective townships / neighbourhoods.

The second project is called the Creative Home Economy Sustainability Summit – CHESS. This project is a global bi annual summit that takes place in the most creative neighbourhoods of the BRICS cities over the next 10 years starting 2022. CHESS will focus on the advancement of trade, sustainability, innovation, health, architecture and neighbourhood myth making across neighbourhoods globally.

The third project is called Emancipated Nation. This project strives to see beyond the neighbourhoods / townships to acquire and build lands in South Africa for business creatives in the African diaspora globally. Our very own modern state of the art community that will serve an emancipative mandate through: property, tourism, arts residency, agri – horticulture tech and holiday timeshare investments.

Through these projects THE FOUNDER aims to turn neighbourhoods globally into participatory tourism magnets. Through our projects, being an ugly duckling neighbourhood next to the richest square miles in the world could be a blessing in disguise for the global marginalised community discourse. Join us as we prove how small the world really is and how working together is a genetic skill that will supersede all skills. Let’s turn gentrification into a tool of economic emancipation for the original inhabitants of communities around the world.

The Neighbourhood Co-operation for Property and Development

This project is set in Alexandra Township. A neighbourhood in Johannesburg that is one of the most marginalised and situated literally next to the richest square mile in the whole of Africa. Alexandra Township also lies in the biggest man made forest of any city in the world. This project is called the The Neighbourhood Co-operation for Property and Development. Its mandate is to incrementally convert Alexandra Township into a successful participatory tourism and innovation hub. This will be followed by other prospective townships / neighbourhoods. The project has already commenced.

Currently Alexandra Township is grey compared to its surroundings on a satellite map view. This is proof that the area has been marginalised through power structures that are too big for small organisations like ourselves to change. We now embark on a people funded campaign that will prove that there are high impact global citizens around the world who understand the mission we are on.

Visitors are willing and wishing to be here to experience the homes that we have already turned into galleries and cinemas. They pay to visit and the proceeds go towards the staff, gallery home owners, shuttles, guides and managers.

Now we want to rebuild the entire infrastructure. Break a whole block down and build an innovation that will be an example to municipalities. An illustration that a united people can indeed do it themselves without being belittled, accused of causing the problem. This is one of the many excuses used in an effort to hide the incompetency of the municipal machinery in emancipating the poor.

Join us in turning this Township block into a Town of its own. With your support we will work with social designers, architects, the tourism industry and families to build a structure that will house the original inhabitants and also cater for innovative business spaces within the structure that will enhance the destination as a tourism magnet. The building will be for and run by the original local inhabitants. Our goal is that the project should be visible by 2030 inline with the South African National Development Plan to end poverty by 2030.

HOW TO SUPPORT

Enable us to do this project by gifting us with 500 dollars a month for 3 years and we will gift you, for 1 year with:

  • A custom product from THE FOUNDER with a special note once every 3 months.
  • A 2 minute call with THE FOUNDER once every 3 months.
  • A mention in all our social media platforms once every 3 months.
  • Full access to all our posts.
  • 2 free coupons for any of our day experiences once every 3 moths. Can be resold as your investment.
  • An A4 custom pencil portrait of a person of your choosing. Once off

After the project has commenced we will gift you for a year with:

  • 4 days a year of free stay at 2 double rooms in the new hotel building. Can be resold as your investment.

THE FINISHER however is if you become a High Impact Global Citizen.

Speak to us directly for larger gifts that could get you:

  • Special access to Web view of how far structure is.
  • Access to behind the scenes content.
  • Access to be a part of suggestion meetings.
  • Signage on the building honouring your name with your own quote.
  • 20 days a year of free stay at 2 double rooms in the new hotel building. Can be resold as your investment.
  • An A2 custom pencil portrait of a maximum of 3 people of your choosing.
  • A special edition product a month from THE FOUNDER’s product line with signature and a custom note.
  • A 5 minute call once every 3 months with THE FOUNDER.
  • 20 free coupons for any of our day experiences once every 3 months. Can be resold as your investment.
  • Full access to all our posts.

Terms can be adjusted annually at the discretion of the organisation based on mutual understanding. These larger gifts can be done directly with the organisation as the maximum spend on Patreon does not meet our capacity.

SUPPORT

The Creative Home Economy Sustainability Summit - CHESS

This project is called the Creative Home Economy Sustainability Summit – CHESS. This project is a global bi annual summit that takes place in the most creative neighbourhoods of the BRICS cities over the next 10 years starting 2022. Major gatherings will be taking place in 3 of the most creative neighbourhoods around a chosen city. It will be a 3 day summit to accommodate movement to every neighbourhood that has a CHESS activation.

CHESS will bring together global experts and specialists from around the world to focus on the advancement of trade, placemaking, sustainability, innovation, health, architecture and neighbourhood myth making across the world’s neighbourhoods. People’s homes in these communities will be utilised as venues for meetings, stalls, information centres, galleries, booths and more. The movement will be facilitated by shuttles and local guides.

The summit will boost the local economy an enhance a global discourse to demystify and de-stigmatise neighbourhoods as a global necessity and urgency.

CHESS has already started a global partnership plan in Baltimore, India, China, South Africa and Austria. We consider this project to have commenced and would welcome you with open arms in our journey. We envision this project to generate a global following and a social movement that will inspire the youth to take part in patriotism and neighbourhood advancement in every sense of the concept.

At the end of any CHESS event. The community must have activated a movement to increase tourism destinations, the neighbourhood brand and make a sustainable place to live for children.

HOW TO SUPPORT

Enable us to do this project by gifting us with 1000 dollars a month for 3 years and we will gift you, for 1 year with:

  • A custom product from THE FOUNDER with a special note once every 3 months.
  • A 2 minute call with THE FOUNDER once every 3 months.
  • A mention in all our social media platforms once every 3 months.
  • Full access to all our posts.
  • A free double coupon for any of our day experiences once every 3 moths.
  • An A4 custom pencil portrait of a person of your choosing. Once off

After the project has commenced we will gift you for a year with:

  • 25 general access passes. Can be resold as your investment or regifted for relationship management purposes.
  • 10 VIP access passes. Can be resold as your investment or regifted for relationship management purposes.

THE FINISHER however is if you become a High Impact Global Citizen.

Speak to us directly for larger gifts that could get you:

  • Special access to Web view of the event.
  • Access to behind the scenes content.
  • Access to be a part of suggestion meetings of the event.
  • Signage on the promotional items honouring your name.
  • 50 general access passes. Can be resold as your investment or regifted for relationship management purposes.
  • 10 VIP access passes. Can be resold as your investment or regifted for relationship management purposes.
  • An A2 custom pencil portrait of a maximum of 3 people of your choosing.
  • A special edition product every month from THE FOUNDER’s product line with signature and a custom note.
  • A 5 minute call once every 3 months with THE FOUNDER.
  • Full access to all our posts.

Terms can be adjusted annually at the discretion of the organisation based on mutual understanding. These larger gifts can be done directly with the organisation as the maximum spend on Patreon does not meet our capacity.

SUPPORT

Emancipated Nation

This project strives to see beyond the neighbourhoods / townships to acquire and build lands in South Africa for business creatives in the African diaspora globally. Our very own modern state of the art community that will serve an emancipative mandate through: property, tourism, arts residency, agri – horticulture tech and holiday timeshare investments.

The land will cover a span of 1000 hectares situated in different coastal and inland prime lands around South Africa. These lands will have 5 separate living accommodations and farming areas. The land will also have game, silos, boreholes, renewable energy, game viewing vehicles, guides, assistance, land manager, wifi based isolation, farmer assistance.

The lands will cater workshops and experiences that impart high impact global citizenry skills and tact. To achieve this goal these workshops will utilise the environment, farming, isolation, animal behaviour, innovation, spiritual literacy and mapping.

The Emancipated Nation lands will have permanent residents, temporary arts residents, hotel accommodation houses and people interaction facilities.

HOW TO SUPPORT

Enable us to do this project by gifting us with 2000 dollars a month for 5 years and we will gift you, for 3 years with:

  • A custom product from THE FOUNDER with a special note once every 3 months.
  • A 2 minute call with THE FOUNDER once every 3 months.
  • A mention in all our social media platforms once every 3 months.
  • Full access to all our posts.
  • 10 free coupons for any of our day experiences once every 3 months. Can be resold as your investment.
  • An A4 custom pencil portrait of a person of your choosing. Once off

THE FINISHER however is if you become a High Impact Global Citizen.

Speak to us directly for larger gifts that could get you:

  • Special access to Web view of how far the land and the farm is.
  • Access to behind the scenes content.
  • Access to be a part of suggestion meetings.
  • Signage on the building honouring your name with your own quote.
  • 70 days a year of free stay at 2 of the 2 bed room houses in the new destinations. Can be resold as your investment.
  • An A2 custom pencil portrait of a maximum of 3 people of your choosing.
  • A special edition product a month from THE FOUNDER’s product line with signature and a custom note.
  • A call 7 times every months with THE FOUNDER.
  • 50 free coupons for any of our day experiences once every 5 months. Can be resold as your investment.
  • Full access to all our posts.
  • 2 hectors of crop will be your own investment advantage.

Terms can be adjusted annually at the discretion of the organisation based on mutual understanding. These larger gifts can be done directly with the organisation as the maximum spend on Patreon does not meet our capacity.

SUPPORT

Through these projects THE FOUNDER aims to turn neighbourhoods globally into participatory tourism magnets. Through our projects, being an ugly duckling neighbourhood next to the richest square miles in the world could be a blessing in disguise for the global marginalised community discourse. Join us as we prove how small the world really is and how working together is a genetic skill that will supersede all skills. Let’s turn gentrification into a tool of economic emancipation for the original inhabitants of communities around the world.