Workshop Programme 22/23 March 2017

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Wednesday 22 March 2017

12.30 for 13.00 Arrive at Satyagraha House

13.15 Welcome by Edna Oberholzer, director of Satyagraha House

13.30 Satyagraha House Museum tour with Eric Itzkin followed by excursion to Gandhi Square and Kallenbach-designed buildings in the city

16.30 Return to Satyagraha House

17.00-18.00 DVD screening: Judith Wechsler (2013) The Passages of Walter Benjamin


Thursday 23 March 2017 

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07.40-08.00 Tigris (TG) Lemma Bunna Bet

08.00-08.10 Brett Pyper Welcome 


Roads & Journeys 

Jonathan Cane Cruising the Transvaal: Queer Inventories and Itineraries

Steven Sack My Colon

Nocebo Bucibo Being Committed to the Process of Finding your VISUAL and WRITING Voice

Waagied Charles Facilitator


Arcades, Architectures of Aesthetics & Intimacy

Dilip Menon Anecdotes from a City: Benjamin in the Global South

Noëleen Murray The African-Inspired Paris of Pretoria

MADEYOULOOK Considering Form: The Arcades Project, Questions, and Challenges of Practice

Phindezwa Mnyaka Phantasmagoria and Secrecy in Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergére

Alex Opper Facilitator

 10.55-11.25 Tea/Coffee/Bunna Bet


Ceremonies, Sounds, Spaces


Brett Pyper Listening for Johannesburg: Acoustemologies of the African City

Ulungile Magubane Is Johannesburg an African City built on Hyper-Masculinity?

Corinne A. Kratz Facilitator

12.45-13.45 Lunch


History, Memory, Memorialisation

Ali Khangela Hlongwane Weaving Stories, Memories and History with Art and Place: the 16 June 1976 Interpretation Centre

Henry Obi Ajumeze The Niger Delta Theatre and ‘the Refuse of History’ in Ben Binebai’s My life in the Burning Creek

Noel Solani The Legacy of 16 June 1976 and the National Democratic Struggle

Shahid Vawda Facilitator


Contested Ground: Lenses, Land, Labour

Candice Jansen ‘LONDON REMINDS ME OF FORDSBURG’: Ernest Cole & World Photography

Siân Butcher Atlas of ‘Suburban Affinities’: a Topography of Repetition-Made-Home

Thembi Luckett Historical Progress, Utopias, and the Intricacies of Working-Class Life in Lephalale

Leslie Witz Facilitator


Synthesis and Summary

Waagied Charles, Alex Opper, Corinne A. Kratz, Shahid Vawda & Leslie Witz