AFRICAN PERSPECTIVES - [SOUTH] AFRICA, city, society, space, literature and architecture

: Bruyns (G.) & Graafland (A.) eds.

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304 pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Rotterdam, 2012


A collection of essays that examine questions related to the South African urban context. This publication grew out of the African Perspectives Africaines 2007 Conference held at Delft University of Technology. The Conference focused on issues of sustainability, African societies, architecture and urbanism.

Contributions include:
"A Perspective of Emergencies: a case of Langa" and "Signs from the Margins: design as instrument of empowerment in the 'new' South Africa" by Iain Louw
"Wanderers Among Ruins. Walking and driving in Johannesburg novels" by Ena Jansen
"Remaking the Apartheid City: local government and civil society in South Africa" by Patrick Heller and Bongani Ngqulunga
"Transformation's Urban Agents - South Africa then and now" by Alta Steenkamp
"Distorted Perspectives; Notes from the (Urban) Edge. Pondering 10 years of urban change in an urban South Africa" by Gerhard Bruyns
"Formal and Informal Realities of Urban Design, Civic Action and Agency in the South African city" by Gerhard Bruyns and Iain Louw.