This is a slum known as “Le Trou” (The Hole) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It’s a very tough slum and entering it got me into real trouble. However I’m doing my best to tell the leaders what my project is about and hopefuly things will go well.
For those of you who don’t know about Share The Word Project, it’s very simple: I go to slums or refugee camps for one month each time and I paint on people’s walls words that they choose. The idea is to listen to what marginalised communities want to express and share with us all. I’ve been doing this for 6 years, and for the first time I’m in The Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).