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City Building in Post-Conflict, Post-Socialist Luanda

Burying the Past with Phantasmagorias of the Future   By Anne Pitcher and Marissa Mo   After food and water, everybody needs shelter. At least for the last century, politicians on the left or the right, in the East or the South, have vowed to supply it. The delivery of one million homes seems to […]

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Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard

A Story About Cape Town’s Tanzanian Stowaways By Sean Christie Images by David Southwood 15 July 2011 Cape Town city gardener Karabo Moshoeshoe’s orders were that the grass embankments around the intersection of Oswald Pirow Street and Hertzog Boulevard were to be cut again, though the routine trim wasn’t supposed to happen for another week. All […]

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Reluctantly Loud

Interventions in the History of a Land Occupation By Koni Benson and Faeza Me In memory of Domitila Barrios de Chungara, who died in 2012 before we could compare notes on intervening in history.[1] “This is the truth, we would go home if we could, we don’t know where home is. I have spoken to Council, […]

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“We need more contact zones to create a space for critical discussion, and to propagate and exchange a continuous cultural benefit.”

A conversation between Professor Muyiwa Falaiye and Mudi Yahaya Muyiwa Falaiye: I have been in Lagos all my life; I have experienced the expansion of the city from the time when I was young up ‘till this moment. This modernisation hinders expansion of spaces for arts, for meetings and culture. What is your impression? Mudi […]

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“We should take out that word ‘national’ and reconstruct that word ‘theatre’. It could become a play house or an artist city.”

A conversation between Jude Anogwih and Ayodele Arigbabu Jude Anogwih: I find it interesting how the idea of the National Theatre as an institutional organisation just sits there in a wide open space. It’s a bit embarrassing, but it is also exciting, because if you are to imagine that land mass … imagine that as […]

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