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Places of remembrance

  • Zeitz MOCAA, V&A Waterfront Cape Town (map)

Exploring on how the notion of memory and heritage can be celebrated in contemporary place making.

Using the controversy arising around the symbolic power of colonial and historic icons in public space, the session explores identity politics embedded in the physicality and imagery of public space. It raises significant questions about the nature of inclusive and commemorative placemaking in an African setting, its representation and value proposition in a contemporary context in which fundamental access to social and economic opportunity dominates the urban agenda.

Panelists:
Kim Gurney (Writer / Fine arts artist)
Henry Mathys (Programme Manager: Social Inclusion and Placemaking, V&A Waterfront)
Laura Robinson (Treasurer-General at ICOMOS International Council for Monuments and Sites, South Africa)
Marco Morgan (Cultural activist )

Moderator:
Caroline Sohie (Architect, Director INSTINCT)

All events are free. No Zeitz MOCAA admittance fee is required.
Booking is essential. Please bring your Eventbrite ticket to confirm your registration.

Photo: Sithembile Msezane

Later Event: February 9
Free flow