Panel Discussion: A conversation on space and place-making




Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology

and the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH)


A conversation on space and place-making with Noëleen Murray

Hosted by Trevor Hogan and chaired by David McGinniss

Followed by Ellen Sorensen on the BMI grand piano from 7pm

Refreshments available from the BMI bar

5.45pm to 7pm

Thursday 6th July, 2017

Hummffray Room
Ballarat Mechanic’s Institute




Noëleen Murray is the Director of the Wits City Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds the Andrew. W. Mellon Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism. Her key academic books include Desire Lines – Space, Memory and Identity in the Postapartheid City (2007); and Becoming UWC, Reflections, pathways and the unmaking of apartheid’s legacy (2012). Her most recent book, Hostels, Homes Museum, memorializing migrant labour pasts in Lwandle South Africa, co-authored with LeslieWitz, appeared in 2014 and was awarded the Michael M. Ames Award for Innovative Museum Anthropology by the Council for Museum Anthropology of the American Association of Anthropologists. Her work offers a reading of architecture under and after apartheid. Current projects in Johannesburg extend this interest in architectural history as well as her passion for gathering spatial archives.




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