"Africa" Resources

Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Publications

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Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Satellite Cities

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Satellite Cities

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Exhibitions

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Johannesburg,

There are many places in South Africa that are connected through their names with sites of conflict around the world. Beirut in Alexandra, Johannesburg is just one example and was named when hostel violence erupted in the area in the early 1990s and references the Lebanese civil war. Svea Josephy presents photographic diptychs and triptychs accompanied by texts, which explore what these connections mean to the communities that adopted these names. 

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South Facing

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South Facing

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Exhibitions

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Johannesburg,

The Wits City Institute partnered with the Ministério da Cultura ,Direção-Geral das Artes, Camões -Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, Camões - Centro Cultural Português (Maputo), Embassy of Portugal in South Africa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, City of Joburg, Friends of JAG and the Emile Stipp Collection for the opening of Ângela Ferreira’s | South Facing |

Guest speaker : Antonio Tomas

Opening + performance: Sunday, 7 May 2017 at 16h00, Johannesburg Art Gallery

Walkabout of the exhibition: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 10h30
Exhibition runs from 7 May - 30 July 2017 at Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG)
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 – 17h00

 

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The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures

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The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures

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This book--edited by Derek Peterson, Kodzo Gavua, and Ciraj Rassool--shows African heritage to be a mode of political organisation, a means by which the relics of the past are shored up, reconstructed and revalued as commodities, as tradition, as morality or as patrimony.

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Thesis Eleven

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Thesis Eleven

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Publications

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Johannesburg,

The Wits City Institute announced the publication of a Special edition of the JournalThesis Eleven Volume 141, Issue 1, August 2017Performative Jozi  Guest Editors : Noëleen Murray (Wits City Institute) , and Peter Vale (Johannesburg Institute for advanced Study, University of Johannesburg).

Please see: http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/thea/current

This Special Edition of the prestigious Australian Journal Thesis Eleven reflects on the conceptualization of a three-day meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015, convened to open space for thinking differently about the city of Johannesburg, and to begin to explore the possibility of working beyond the constraints of standard urban studies and regimes of spatial planning through which the city is conventionally viewed and researched.

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Urban Memoryscapes

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Urban Memoryscapes

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Johannesburg,

The Urban Memoryscapes project, led by 2014-15 Mellon Research Fellow Naomi Roux, examined the means by which collective and public memory is inscribed and contested in urban space.

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Which Architectural History for Africa, Today?

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Which Architectural History for Africa, Today?

In November 2017 the CCA hosted a public seminar on the historiography of architecture in sub-Saharan Africa to encourage the history of architecture to contend with the world beyond the Global North, and to interrogate and adapt the discipline’s tools, protocols, and premises accordingly.

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