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“Inject some positive emotion” - from Liverpool with LV
In a 2012 television commercial for the British financial services company LV, a grey Volvo drifts from the centre of a bright suburban road and glances against the side of an older parked car. The door crumples and the ...
The London Clearances
In this article we look at the origins of London’s housing crisis and how it is being used to justify a policy of estate regeneration that is demolishing the homes of the communities they house. Our argument is that ...
Borders of Precincts: Unpacking the Politics of White Neighbourhood Identities in the Post‐Apartheid Black City (Johannesburg)
The relationship between a middle income white precinct in Melville and the post-apartheid predominantly black city of Johannesburg are still seen as separate entities. This poses a threat to the democratic production of ...
The legacy of marginal and unbuilt spaces, as a critical tool in the contemporary European City
(Gangemi Editore International Publishing, 2019-11-30)
“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That's what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?” ― J.M. Coetzee In that sentence of the South African writer J.M.Coetzee, Paul the male protagonist ...
The absent spaces in the European city, as a stitching system of the urban infrastructure and the collective in the contemporary city
(Taylor and Francis, 2020)
Hans Ulrich Orbrist interviews the architect Rem Koolhaas about the Berlin Wall. He answers: “The Berlin Wall as architecture was for me the first spectacular revelation in architecture of how absence can be stronger than ...
Peripheral corridors: the post-metropolitan landscape of Leganes (Madrid) and Melville (Johannesburg)
Thesis describing main arguments: This paper consists of a general history of the concept of periphery and aims to introduce the different definitions of periphery in architectural and other theories. It begins by setting ...