Social Sculpture

Social Sculpture is an extended form of art, where art meets conscious action, creating potential to transform society. Sam Mukumba’s artworks stand in the space between him, the world, and how they intersect. Through his art he wants to raise awareness of environmental, political, ideological, and social issues, with the aim to build bridges between people, nature, and the cosmos.

The Dewe Project Uganda

It all started in 2005 when Sam Mukumba, a Ugandan ceramicist living and teaching in the UK, decided to invest and support the community of the fishing village of Dewe, Uganda, by empowering their inhabitants through the learning of new skills.

His hope was to create a place where nature and the arts could be connected to inspire a creative community movement.

The Dewe Project has now grown into an innovative educational, and social enterprising project, unique in Uganda, focused on exploring new understandings, needs and basing all teaching on using available resources for the community to become self-sufficient.

Volunteering Opportunity

We are always looking for bright and open minded people to help us with our many aims.

All skills you can bring will be appreciated, and we expect that you will take away with you many new skills acquired during your stay.

To let us know if you feel like joining the team for a certain period of time, by filling the form below and send it to me at


Bread Ovens

Sam Mukumba has been involved in making bread ovens for over 25 years. This is a form of social sculpture whereby the intention is built around bringing people into interaction with one another, to learn about nature, and raising awareness of the food we eat and its source. The bread oven is a participatory arena, in its construction, and in its use. These moments create discussions, connection, and warmth. Sharing bread is an ancient ritual since the early days of civilization, symbolizing peace and generosity.

Seed Revolution

The aim of this idea is to promote and conserve African indigenous food crops through creating a seed bank and educational centre. It is a great contribution in addressing the global food security and environmental degradation.

Not long ago, every African family grew their own food. Subsistence farming was suitable and sustainable. Crop rotation was part of the game. They had a good connection to the land and relationship with nature. Indigenous people did not need university degrees to survive. People had the knowledge and confidence in working the land. They understood how to work with seasons. They grew and tended plants they were familiar with. They were knowledgeable about insects and diseases that affected their crops. Some used to keep animals such as cows and goats whose dung was used to improve soil and create humus. They had trust in the plants which they grew and they were aware of their nutritional, medicinal and ecological values.

Those who lived as nomads depended on wild meat, vegetables, fruits, grains, root tubers, and nuts and their animal products. People migrated following rain searching for greener pastures. This type of life is becoming impossible and dying out because of the partition of Africa and current politics and colonial land ownership system. We now experience the modern exodus of involuntary international migration.

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