Urban Humanities Seminar Series 2018

Environmental and Geographical Science Building South Lane, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town

Academic Seminars (15:00 - 16:30) 7 August High Stakes, High Hopes: Creating Collaborative Urban Theory - Prof Sophie Oldfield 16 August Inclusive Cultural Governance: Integrating artistic and cultural practices into national urban frameworks - Avril Joffe with respondent Zayd Minty 30 August in search of thick mapping: listening to Cape Town's cities - Dr Sabina Favaro 18 September Vital...

Urban Humanities Seminar Series: Valmont Layne on ‘Auditing’ vernacular Cape Town as a sonic city

Studio 3

We are excited to host Valmont Layne from the University of the Western Cape's Humanities Research Centre who will be reflecting on 'Auditing’ vernacular Cape Town as a sonic city' ABSTRACT: Cape Town offers a generative example of the postcolonial port city as an affective space – especially reading its vernacular musicking lifeworld as sonic...

Urban Humanities Seminar Series: pumflet – art, architecture and stuff by Ilze Wolff

Studio 1 Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town

Ilze Wolff co-directs Wolff Architects with Heinrich Wolff and co-founded Open House Architecture (OHA), a research practice that documents and reflects on Southern Africa architecture in Cape Town. In 2016/7 she was the recipient of the L’erma C International Prize for Scholarly Works in Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture, Rome, for her dissertation Unstitching Rex Trueform, the story of an African factory, published...

Urban Humanities: Speculative Indigeneity – A (K)new Now by heeten bhagat

Studio 3, Environmental and Geographical Science Building, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town

Join ACC for a brown bag lecture by PhD student heeten bhagat on entitled Speculative Indigeneity -- A (K)new Now.  Heeten holds a BA in Design and Merchandising from The American College in London and a Masters in Audio Visual Production from London Metropolitan University. His initial training as a pattern cutter has allowed him the...

Urban Humanities: Storytelling as method: migration, gender and inclusion in Durban

Studio 3 Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town

ABSTRACT Storytelling as a form of urban scholarship has the potential for empathetic ways of producing knowledge, understanding, seeing and being in the city. This seminar explores how storytelling in a multitude of forms can be a productive method for data collection, public dissemination and advocacy for social justice. It discusses this based on a...

Urban Humanities: False Bay: Perspectives from the Environmental Humanities

Studio 1 Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town

ACC is very excited to host Dr Shari Daya in conversation with Dr Hedley Twidle, reflecting on the Environmental Humanities through encounters with False Bay. Dr Twidle is a senior lecturer in the English Department at UCT. "I joined the department in 2010 as a lecturer in southern African and postcolonial literatures. Much of my current work addresses contemporary...

BROWNBAG SEMINAR: How Cities Respond to Climate Change: Ambition and Reality of European and African Cities

Studio 5 Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, Cape Town

Join ACC and ACDI for a lunchtime brownbag seminar by Diana Reckien, Associate Professor, University of Twente, Netherlands entitled How Cities Respond to Climate Change: Ambition and Reality of European and African Cities. WHERE: Studio 5, Level 5, Environmental & Geographical Sciences Building (EGS) UCT Upper Campus, Rondebosch WHEN: 12.30 – 1.30pm, Monday 28 January 2019 Diana...

Whose Heritage Matters? Mapping, Making and Mobilising Heritage Values for Sustainable Livelihoods in Cape Town and Kisumu

Studio 1 Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town

Cape Town and Kisumu are two secondary African cities with high levels of poverty, unemployment and inequality. There is much interest in developing sustainable approaches to harnessing tangible and intangible heritage to address these challenges. However, cultural heritage is a value-laden concept, particularly in the context of colonial histories and urban futures. Whose heritage matters?...

Governing Cape Town’s Informal Economy

Studio 5 Environmental and Geographical Sciences Building, Upper Campus, Cape Town

ACC invites you to a special Brownbag lecture by Dr Graeme Young entitled Governing Cape Town Informal Economy, on Friday 26 July at 13:00 to 14:00 in Studio 5, EGS Building, Upper Campus, UCT. Young, a visiting QES Scholar, has been working with the Office of the Premier of the Western Cape as part of...

SEMINAR | Housing Opportunities for All

ACC together with the Development Action Group (DAG), will be hosting a seminar entitled Housing Opportunities for All, presented by Dr Krista Paulsen and Dr Vanessa Fry, both fellows of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Programme.