Shaping urban areas through art

Shaping urban areas through art

“Art should play an integral role in influencing urban areas but unfortunately there’s not enough funding to support artists or art institutions to be able to do that,” Wits University’s School of Architecture and Planning, in collaboration with Institut Francais of...

Urban politics: thrifting in Jozi

On Sunday mornings, while most people go to church, inner-city Jozi becomes a refuge for urban youth looking for spaces to express themselves. The Grove Market in Braamfontein turns into a platform where urban cool kids like Mpumelelo Mfula and Andile Jila meet to...
Cool but costly

Cool but costly

It may look cool, but graffiti is costing Wits University tens of thousands of rands every year. The removal of graffiti cost the university R88 000 in 2011, up from R38 000 the previous year. According to Grounds Manager Andries Norval, American films glamorising...