Urban design is, simply put, about public space: the spaces that we share. What we are comfortable to share is a reflection of the type of people that we are. Others learn about us through our public spaces. Apartheid spatial planning designed hostile and exclusive public spaces. The only thing that was exempt from that planning was domestic workers. Only domestic workers were allowed to be in areas where their race was banned. That role was the only glitch in a perfect design. You’d be surprised what that glitch has managed to do to our city growth in what was our very carefully designed separation.

 

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Reference: Professor R.J. Davies – Diagram City South Africa

 

The Ma(i)de Sessions – Our Urban Glitch

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