EXHIBITION VIEW: Project-graduation / Ethio Alliance Francaise gallery/ MATERIAL: cobblestone, ribbon, gravel sand / SEPTEMBER 2012
Ethio Alliance Francaise; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The so-called cobblestone project, initiated by the Ethiopian government in 2009. It is one of the most effective and efficient road construction public employment initiatives in Ethiopia. The project raised questions about the issue of unemployment for the many educated youths that are products of the higher education system. In Ethiopia, fifty thousand students graduate each year from universities. Project Graduation is a statement about the underlying disappointment of college graduates and failed educational policy that creates an enormous amount of unemployment. The statement included in the work was censored because of its critique of government policies.