MOAD’s Unfinished City

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MOAD Unfinished CityAs part of the current #UnfinishedCity exhibition, MOAD (Museum Of African Design) has programmed a series of events that invite visitors back into the space for a deeper engagement with our Unfinished City.

Participants featured in Unfinished City:

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  • I Was Shot in Joburg http://www.iwasshot.com
  • Adjaye Associates http://www.adjaye.com
  • Daffonchio & Associates Architects http://www.daffonchio.co.za
  • Naadira Patel, Inner City Colouring Books
  • Jared Hurwitz https://www.behance.net/jaredza811cd2
  • Zahira Asmal http://thecityagency.co.za
  • Bheki Dube http://curiocitybackpackers.com
  • Sean Gaylard, Blank Ink Design
  • SASAI, South African Street Artists Initiative, http://sasai-jozi.com/
  • Nozuko Mapoma, Dear Johannesburg
  • Kevin Krapf, Joburg Archipelago
  • Noero Architects, http://www.noeroarchitects.com/
  • Urbanworks

Books featured or referenced:

  • “Johannesburg One Hundred” by Ellen Palestrant
  • “The Barnett Collection: Volume II South Africa and Johannesburg at the Turn of the Century” by The Star
  • “Movement Johannesburg” edited by Zahira Asmal & Guy Trangoš
  • “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino
  • “Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir” by Mark Gevisser
  • “Portrait with Keys” by Ivan Vladislavic
  • “Welcome to Our Hillbrow” by Phaswane Mpe
  • “Ways of Dying” by Zakes Mda
  • “Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis” edited by Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembe
  • “After Tears” by Niq Mhlongo
  • “Writing the City into Being” by Bronwyn Law-Viljoen and Lindsay Bremner
  • “Rogue Urbanism” edited by Edgar Pieterse and AbdouMaliq Simone
  • “Afropolis” by by Kerstin Pinther and Larissa Forster
  • “A City Refracted” by Graeme Williams
  • “Soweto” by Jodi Bieber
  • “Native Nostalgia” by Jacob Dlamini

Featuring a number of events raging from architecture and artists talks, to book signings and urban think tanks, come and be inspired by the people who Joburg inspires…


APRIL EVENTS:

  • 9 April at 3pm: Mainstreetwalks | Jhb walking tours
    Departing from MOAD at 3pm, this walking tour takes you on a guided experience of The Maboneng Precinct and the surrounds: highlighting developments (new and old), street art and more. Tour includes a guided walk through of the Unfinished City exhibition.
    FREE ADMISSION. Booking advised via Mainstreetwalks | Jhb (info@mainstreetwalks.co.za). Other walking tour dates: 14 May and 11 June at 3pm
  • 12 April at 7pm: Design Lab : Newton’s Market Square
    Completed at the end of 2016, the brand new Market Square premises in Newtown. In this talk, Market Theatre foundation CFO Christine MacDonald talks about the history of the Market Theatre foundation in Newtown as well as the funding, design and purposes of the new Market Square premises.
    FREE ADMISSION. Booking essential : joy@moadjhb.com

 


MAY EVENTS:

  • 11 May at 7pm : Design Lab : Enrico Daffonchio on Inner City Regeneration
    Architect Enrico Daffonchio of Daffonchio + Associates architects talks to urban design as well as a number of projects that the firm has been involved in for almost a decade. Daffonchio + Associates were the first architects to collaborate with Propertuity with the Arts on Main building and continue to play an active role in inner city regeneration projects.
    FREE ADMISSION. Booking essential : joy@moadjhb.com
  • 14 May at 3pm: Mainstreetwalks | Jhb walking tours
    Departing from MOAD at 3pm, this walking tour takes you on a guided experience of The Maboneng Precinct and the surrounds: highlighting developments (new and old), street art and more. Tour includes a guided walk through of the Unfinished City exhibition.
    FREE ADMISSION. Booking advised via Mainstreetwalks | Jhb (info@mainstreetwalks.co.za). Other walking tour dates: 11 June at 3pm
  • 21 May from 1:30pm : SASAI presents :
    It’s not a Train Smash poetry and open mic party
    It’s not a TrainSmash is a collective of multimedia artists and slam poets from Johannesburg and Pretoria. On 21 May, from 1:30pm onward, they will be hosting an informal day of free slam poetry with visual elements- featuring poems and artwork as reflections on the city.
    FREE ADMISSION. Bookings is advised : joy@moadjhb.com
  • 24 May at 7pm : BOOK CLUB :
    Noor Nieftagodein on ‘Afropolis’ and ‘The Soweto Uprising’
    The 1976 Soweto uprising of represented a real turning point in South Africa’s history. Event to contemporaries, it seemed to mark the beginning of the end of apartheid. It also brought into the political equation the role of the youth, who were to play a vital role in the township revolts of the 1980s. What commenced as a peaceful and coordinated demonstration rapidly turned into a violent protest when police opened fore on students. Soweto parents were shocked by these events, revealing an important generational divide. Thereafter, forging student and parent unity became a central objective of the liberation movement. This short story brings alive the sequence of events and delves into the significance of the events on South African politics.Dr Noor Nieftagodien holds an NRF chair in the Department of History at WITS and serves as the head of the History Workshop. His most recent book is Alexandra: A history, co -authored by Phil Bonner. He also served on the editorial board of the Road to Democracy in South Africa Project and has published articles on aspects of the liberation movement.Dr Noor Nieftagodien will host a short talk and discussion around this content.
    Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com

JUNE EVENTS:

  • 1 & 2 June : Symposium
    Details to follow
  • 3 & 4 June : A weekend of featured films about Johannesburg
    Full program to be released. Hosted in partnership with and at The Bioscope.
  • 11 June at 3pm: Mainstreetwalks | Jhb walking tours
    Departing from MOAD at 3pm, this walking tour takes you on a guided experience of The Maboneng Precinct and the surrounds: highlighting developments (new and old), street art and more. Tour includes a guided walk through of the Unfinished City exhibition.
    This will be the final walking tour at the exhibition.
    FREE ADMISSION. Booking advised via Mainstreetwalks | Jhb (info@mainstreetwalks.co.za).
  • 21 June at 7pm : BOOK CLUB : Andrew Miller, Dub Steps
    Dub Steps has a strange log aftertaste. It is science fiction with ordinary characters trying to understand what it is to be alive. People have gone and the remaining handful have to find each other and start again. Nature comes back, Johannesburg becomes wonderfully overgrown, designer pigs watch from the periphery walls, and the small group of survivors have to find ways of living with their own and each others’ flaws.
    *Winner of the Dinaane Debut Fiction Award for 2015.
    Join Andrew as he talks about the inspiration for writing this book. A book signing will follow. Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com
  • 29 June : Design Lab : Stephen Hobbs
    Artist Stephen Hobbs has played an active role in public art in Johannesburg for almost 20 years through his work with the Trinity Session. In addition, much of his personal work is inspired by and reflects Joburg. Join us on the evening for a talk where Stephen unpacks his fascinating work.
    Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com

For the full month of June, Levester Williams will be exhibiting in the MOAD foyer.


JULY EVENTS:

  • 9 July : Design Lab and Walking Tour with Mark Levisser
    More info to follow
  • 13 July at 7pm: Design Lab : Rand Lord House
    Rand Lord house is 120 years old, the only Rand Lord House survivor in the Doornfontein area.  The house was restored last year to its former glory as part of the Market Foundation’s regeneration of properties.
    Market Foundation CFO, Christine Mac Donald speaks about the building’s history, the refurbishment process and its new uses.
    Admission is FREE. Booking is advised : joy@moadjhb.com
  • 19 July : Book Club : Jodi Bieber ‘Soweto’
    More info to follow

 

 

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