(Visual) Access: Seapoint Narratives.

(Visual) Access: Seapoint Narratives.

Writing and visual by Khensani de Klerk This week I have decided to engage with this post on a more visual level. After having read Situating Eidetic Photomontage in Contemporary Landscape Architecture by Associate Professor at Kansas University, Blake Belanger. I explored imagery as a means of providing visual access to reading space. Let’s admit […]

Planning as Prevention: Imizamo Yethu.

Planning as Prevention: Imizamo Yethu.

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Visual by Johnny Miller Last week showed us a combination of environmental and political failure in Cape Town. On the 12th March, Imizamo Yethu (IY), a township in Hout Bay suffered a tremendous fire leaving 15 000 people homeless (3500 homes destroyed, and that ratio of residents to home is […]

JANE JACOBS’ AND THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOZI AND CAPE TOWN

JANE JACOBS’ AND THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOZI AND CAPE TOWN

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Visual edit by Khensani de Klerk It’s been an extended holiday preluding to my very much-anticipated Honors degree in City Planning at UCT and so about a week ago the course outline was sent out. I automatically entered analysis mode, scanning meticulously through the reading list and content of […]

LESLEY LOKKO AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: WHITE LIES, BLACK ABSENCE.

LESLEY LOKKO AND ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: WHITE LIES, BLACK ABSENCE.

Written by Khensani de Klerk To kick off the first blog post, I’ve decided to write about one of the most pinnacle influencers of the thoughts that led me to create Matri-Archi. She is unapologetically succinct in her writing. As a critic, her approach to posing questions in architecture has been immensely rich and evocatively […]