“… [P]ublic space is produced through public discourse, and its representation is not the exclusive territory of architecture, but is the product of the inextricable relationship between social action and physical space.”Torre (Gender space architecture: ‘Claiming the Public Space: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’)http://www.urbanjoburg.com/torre-public-space/

“… [P]ublic space is produced through public discourse, and its representation is not the exclusive territory of architecture, but is the product of the inextricable relationship between social action and physical space.”

Torre (Gender space architecture: ‘Claiming the Public Space: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’)

http://www.urbanjoburg.com/torre-public-space/

Janine Adank contributes a short photo essay on Park(ing) Day Joburg 2014, which took place last Friday.
Have a look here: http://www.urbanjoburg.com/parking-day-joburg-2014/

Janine Adank contributes a short photo essay on Park(ing) Day Joburg 2014, which took place last Friday.

Have a look here: http://www.urbanjoburg.com/parking-day-joburg-2014/

Urban Joburg’s intern, Janine Adank, contributes a quote on the “archipelagic assemblage of fortified enclaves.”“The downtown business district has come to resemble an archipelagic assemblage of fortified enclaves inhabited in the daylight hours by tens of thousands of white-collar employees, office workers, and blue-collar support staff, and abandoned at night to the legions of low-income residents and homeless squatters who have carved out tenuous shelter in the overcrowded and decaying apartment blocks scattered in pockets around the central city.”Murray M. quotes Rutheiser. C, 1999, ‘Making Place in the Nonplace Urban Realm’ in his book Taming the disorderly city: The Spatial Landscape of Johannesburg after Apartheid.
http://www.urbanjoburg.com/rutheiser-downtown-joburg/

Urban Joburg’s intern, Janine Adank, contributes a quote on the “archipelagic assemblage of fortified enclaves.”

“The downtown business district has come to resemble an archipelagic assemblage of fortified enclaves inhabited in the daylight hours by tens of thousands of white-collar employees, office workers, and blue-collar support staff, and abandoned at night to the legions of low-income residents and homeless squatters who have carved out tenuous shelter in the overcrowded and decaying apartment blocks scattered in pockets around the central city.”

Murray M. quotes Rutheiser. C, 1999, ‘Making Place in the Nonplace Urban Realm’ in his book Taming the disorderly city: The Spatial Landscape of Johannesburg after Apartheid.

http://www.urbanjoburg.com/rutheiser-downtown-joburg/

Park(ing) Day Johannesburg Contributes! Read what they had to say about the importance of Park(ing) Day here: http://www.urbanjoburg.com/parking-day-johannesburg/
This year’s Park(ing) Day takes place tomorrow in and around Braamfontein and the CBD. Will you be going?
For more information about the event, check out the event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/842088519155007/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

Park(ing) Day Johannesburg Contributes! Read what they had to say about the importance of Park(ing) Day here: http://www.urbanjoburg.com/parking-day-johannesburg/

This year’s Park(ing) Day takes place tomorrow in and around Braamfontein and the CBD. Will you be going?

For more information about the event, check out the event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/842088519155007/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

We were recently alerted to a letter addressed to us by Herbert Prins of the Egoli Heritage Foundation responding to a post erroneously posted on Urban Joburg regarding bewareofcolour’s activism in the Joburg CBD.
We have since had an opportunity to respond substantively to Prins’ letter, as well as to articulate our views on bewareofcolour’s painting the town pink.
Read more here. 


cc bewareofcolour

We were recently alerted to a letter addressed to us by Herbert Prins of the Egoli Heritage Foundation responding to a post erroneously posted on Urban Joburg regarding bewareofcolour’s activism in the Joburg CBD.

We have since had an opportunity to respond substantively to Prins’ letter, as well as to articulate our views on bewareofcolour’s painting the town pink.

Read more here

cc bewareofcolour

A pink plea to the city of Johannesburg
Some might say that the heritage buildings in Johannesburg’s CBD have been defaced by hot pink paint. They might also say that the implications of this will cost a great deal to repair. The buildings are after all of heritage. There is, however, another perspective worth mentioning. The painting of these buildings may be seen as an honest attempt to highlight the buildings that have stood neglected and untouched for years.
Read more here.

A pink plea to the city of Johannesburg

Some might say that the heritage buildings in Johannesburg’s CBD have been defaced by hot pink paint. They might also say that the implications of this will cost a great deal to repair. The buildings are after all of heritage. There is, however, another perspective worth mentioning. The painting of these buildings may be seen as an honest attempt to highlight the buildings that have stood neglected and untouched for years.

Read more here.

7th Street Melville: Joburg at Play

Our “Joburg Streets” series zooms in on one of the stalwarts of Joburg’s social scene – 7th street in Melville:

Read more here:

Joburg is often punted as being a ‘world class African city.’ But have you ever thought what this might mean? And how we can reconcile the City’s aspirations towards being a world class African city with, well, reality?
Read more here.

Joburg is often punted as being a ‘world class African city.’ But have you ever thought what this might mean? And how we can reconcile the City’s aspirations towards being a world class African city with, well, reality?

Read more here.

Reminted | Mint Street and Regeneration

Considering the benefits of, and reasons for, sustainable urban regeneration along Mint street.

image

image

Read more here:

Minting It | Trading on Mint Street

A look at the various forms of (formal and informal) business and trade on and around Joburg’s Mint street

Read more here: