PublicActs/Johannesburg – Participatory Research within the Mai Mai Market

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The Kwa-Mai Mai socio-spatial action research intervention was the 6 week culmination of a critical process of engagement with the Kwa-Mai Mai Committee and the Mai Mai users. This intervention was facilitated as Act#5 and Act#6 of the PublicActs/Johannesburg (www.publicacts.org) programme curated by Katharina Rohde & Thireshen Govender

PARK(ing) Day – 2013 Johannesburg

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  “Streets are public spaces too” – Le Corbusier As a group of architects, planners, designers, artists, urbanites and users of our city, the 2013 Parking Day collective Joburg collaborated as a group of active researchers, seeking not merely to observe activity in public space, but to activate it: PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and …

Catalan Cultural Immersion – Alexandra Township

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  Blanca Calvo is an architect from Barcelona, studying her masters in planning through the Mundus ,Urbano Programme while working as an intern at t1to1 – Agency of Engagement in South Africa. As part of her masters research, Blanca spent 2 weeks living in the Apartheid planned buffer strip of Marlboro South and Alexandra’s East Bank that separates Alexandra Township from …