DEEPENING DIVISION: INTERPRETING SCALES OF SPATIAL CONTESTATION IN JOHANNESBURG

Guy Trangoš, “Deepening division: Interpreting scales of spatial contestation in Johannesburg,” Perspecta 50 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017): 103-118.

Johannesburg has seen significant and successful instances of social change and racial integration, when examined through a post-apartheid lens. Despite this, many divisions remain and are enforced at multiple and interoperable scales. This paper traces three ways in which social division is being entrenched in post-apartheid Johannesburg, as neoliberal ‘progress’ replaces politically entrenched division. It is published as a chapter of the 50th edition of the Yale School of Architecture’s annual journal, Perspecta, which examines forms and mechanisms of urban division around the world.

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