by Alex Oelofse
Cape Town is a city of astonishing beauty and contradiction. It is tough, beautiful, relaxed and edgy in different proportions. The god’s eye view by drone of this austere beauty leaves us wondering, in awe, of how life goes on the ground, and when it might return to its own version of normal.
The Distance (Umuzi/Penguin Random House, 2019)
Reviewed by Peter Beilharz
by Beth Vale
In the queue, the language of ‘social distancing’ is loaded with meaning – illuminating the connections between physical distance and social disparity. Queues make visible the social distance between those who wait and (often far-removed) centres of authority.
by Jonny Steinberg
A decade hence, when we look back at the way South Africans responded to the coming of Covid-19, the irony will surely be as sad as it is stark. In the face of a global threat long imagined, people took shelter under the cover of the Leviathan, notwithstanding its many glaring imperfections.
Seminar by Dorothy Driver Emeritus Professor, University of Cape Town; Visiting Research Fellow, University of Adelaide Date: Wednesday, June 13 Time: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm Location: Building 202, Room 122 Curtin University. Kent Street, Bentley Please RSVP your attendance by June 6 via the contact form at the bottom of this page. Dear colleagues,…
A conversation on space and place-making with Noëleen Murray.
Hosted by Trevor Hogan and chaired by David McGinniss
Masterclass on Critical reflections on space and placemaking: South Africa and Australia
From the violence at the mine in Marikana to the almost daily scenes of evictions from occupied buildings in the inner city of Johannesburg, and from the protests in working class areas like Eldorado Park, to the perfect storm and raging wild fires that have surrounded the drought stricken province of the Western Cape – I shall be working with notions of how the histories of settlement and the settler state underpin the present, and how these might and might not resonate with Australian realities.
South African Papers Why read Ivan Vladislavic? The papers gathered together in this special section of Thesis Eleven offer some clues to the curious, or to those watching the detectives. Vladislavic is one of the premier writers in and of South Africa, which is to say something, as this is a rich and vibrant…
Wednesday 22 October 2014 12 pm Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo South African writer Ivan Vladislavić has worked often with artists and especially with photographers. He will discuss the value of working in response – or resistance – to visual images. Vladislavić’s works include The Restless Supermarket (2001); Double Negative (2010), Portrait with Keys…