DONKEY DAY 14 – 02 – 07 Duration; 2 hours in the evening Place; behind the market of El Deam-street in Khartoum, Sudan Project by; Nisren Abasher (SU), Jae-min Kim (KR), Danielle Davidson (NL)
Donkey Day was an attempt to inspire a relationship of mutual respect between working donkeys and their owner’s. This took place behind El Deam street, a bustling market street – an environment that transformed by night. For this event owners washed their donkeys and decorated them with remnants of textile. The day took place on the 14th of February, 2007 on Valentine’s Day. There was food for both donkeys and people; it was a celebration. Owners were given the option to nominate the most beautiful donkey of the day. There was a first and a second place. The day could not have taken place, without the great co-operation of Ali, who worked with donkeys himself on El Deam Street. He was a point of contact amongst the donkey owners and helped prepare them and their donkeys. It was a successful day with the owners responding enthusiastically and the event developing and progressing late into the day.
Publication about this project, http://universes-in universe.org/eng/nafas/articles/2007/khartoum_workshop