Social Structure Image: Omar Horzook 2012

The Slovo Park Project began as a small research project initiated by Carin Combrinck in the University of Pretoria’s Architectural Honours Year to expose architectural students to the issues faced by South Africa’s spatially vulnerable. This began as a critical design/research exercise, but through engagement with an organised and motivated community culminated in a co-built student/community project with not only a physical product, but many intangible outcomes that extended beyond simply ‘another community project’.

This project gave birth 1to1 – Agency of Engagement, and we have been supporting the Slovo Park Community Development Forum alongside Carin Combrinck, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI) since. 1to1 with many partners are still assisting with technical, spatial and graphic development of the process. More information is available at

Work includes imagery and contributions from 2012 UP Honours Class