Writing Sumayya Vally Sarah de Villiers
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2020 FOLIO: Vol 2

A Blurry Line on the Plan

Johannesburg’s Rituals on the Edge

This dividing line separates here and there, this and that, us and them. Buffers and walls are tangibly divisive devices between races, ethnicities, faiths and belief systems, economic brackets and ideologies. In a seemingly innocent and neutral zone (though nothing is ever innocent and neutral). In this series of drone images, we find Johannesburg funambulists: people and systems which navigate and circumvent its divides and thresholds.

– Sumayya Vally

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  • Authors:
    Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers,
  • Institution:

    Vally, Sumayya. de Villiers Sarah “A Blurry Line on the Plan: Johannesburg’s Rituals on the Edge” FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture Vol 2 by Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, August 2020

  • Editors:

    Professor Lesley Lokko, Caroline Wanjiku and Iain Low

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