Gated Communities & Townhouse Complexes
The mutation of a model from the upper class to the middle class
Organised by Karen Lévy (Université Paris Nanterre) & Federica Duca (PARI)
The circulation of the urban model referred to as gated communities contributes to the challenge of understanding contemporary urban spaces all over the world. The multiplication at big scale of low-cost housing, middle class townhouse complexes and luxurious gated estates (all representing different forms of gated communities) dominates the South African urban and peri-urban landscape; it is also associated to the reproduction of Apartheid geography with its forms of spatial segregation. The aim of this workshop is to articulate and problematize this view, with scholars who research this topic in a half-day seminar.
Wednesday 14 November 2018
13.00 – 18.00 | Origins Gallery | Origins Building | Wits University, West Campus, Corner of Yale Road & Enoch Sontonga Ave, Johannesburg
The workshop will be followed by the opening of the exhibition :
Middle Class Life : the Repetition of the Model in the Townhouse Complexes
An exhibition by South African and international photographers
Nocebo Bucibo | Lisa King | Melissa Bennet | Mack Magagane | Michelle Monareng | Shogan Naidoo | Musa Nxumalo | Natalie Payne | Paul Samuels | Bianca van Heerden | Alexia Webster | Marie Thomas-Meilhan
14 November – 31 January 2019
Origins Gallery | Origins Building | Wits University, West Campus, Corner of Yale Road & Enoch Sontonga Ave, Johannesburg
Both of these events are supported by IFAS-Recherche.