The photographs in this exhibition have been created by youth from seven cities around the world: Christchurch (New Zealand), Dhaka (Bangladesh), London (United Kingdom), New Delhi (India), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Yokohama (Japan), and Makhanda (South Africa).

CYCLES is about listening to young people around the world talking about their everyday lives, including what they like about where they live, and what they might like to change. The CYCLES research project is exploring challenges and possibilities for young people to live flourishing urban lives in sustainable ways.

CYCLES also includes two short films, directed by Amanda Blue. Postcards to Makhanda and Postcards to Christchurch will be shown as part of the Walkabouts.

Having first showed in London, Christchurch in New Zealand, the exhibition has now been brought to Makhanda! Amazwi has drawn on its extensive collections to curate a selection of South African literature that roots this iteration of ‘cycles’ in the lives of the South African youth.Z


Amazwi South African Museum of Literature
25A Worcester Street, MAKHANDA


22 JUNE – 2 July 2023
09:00 – 17:00


Amazwi South African Museum of Literature
Rhodes University, Environmental Learning Research Centre
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
University of Surrey, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP)