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Wolff Architects / South Africa WATERSHED MARKET AND UNIVERSITY, PROJECT 17, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 2014 The University of Cape Town approached the architects to design a new ‘Innovation Hub’ for the Graduate School of Business (GSB) in a portion of an old industrial shed on the V&A Waterfront. South African cities are becoming increasingly segregated and compartmentalized. In the case of this project, the V&A and the GSB were asked to consider that the urban counterpart of a ‘market-place economy’, as opposed to a ‘mall economy’, would require not only a conglomeration of urban actors, but also a spatial structure that can grow and that allows others to participate in it. ‘The Innovation Hub’ is a suspended structure that covers the market with a 50m x 50m gridded steel slab. It is proposed that the stalls in the market should be packed away every night to allow for other activities such as car and fashion shows, farmers’ markets, art exhibitions or even churches to operate under it. Each of the coffers in the grid has adjustable illumination which helps the space to attract diverse activities. An indoor event space and a space for temporary events outside the shed add further diversity to the relations with the activities of the street. Two spaces at right angles to the street on the ground floor are intended to establish a noncommercial urbanity. These spaces run right across the width of the plan. On one side of the street there is generous tiered seating along a stairway leading to a lookout point, and on the other side there is a garden which can be used for spillover from the event space as well as a place for bicycles and benches. WANURI KAHIU / KENYA: CIENG (HOME), 2015 CIENG is a video installation shot on the eve of the creation of South Sudan, the newest country in the world. CIENG integrates beautiful, languid, time-lapse photography of towns and villages in the former Sudan, days before the vote for independence. with images of a Kenyan refugee camp full of South Sudanese refugees, two years after the vote. CIENG hinges on the unravelling of a question about nationhood and belonging; do we belong to a country or does a country belong to us? Courtesy of the artist 188  BELONGING


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