Since 2012, the Institute for Human Activities (IHA) has worked on what it called ‘A Gentrifcation Program’ on a former Unilever plantation near Boteka in the DRC, 800 kilometers from Kinshasa on a small tributary of the Congo River.
In the summer of 2013, Canadian palm oil operator Feronia blocked public roads, reneged on contracts and destroyed IHA‘s settlement. It also confiscated artworks in which children of plantation workers expressed their vision of the future, made in workshops led by Israeli therapist Rony Berger.
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