FOTW | SELF CARE as Self-Preservation, Armor and Collective Emancipation in the Spatial Industry

FOTW | SELF CARE as Self-Preservation, Armor and Collective Emancipation in the Spatial Industry

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature visual by Khensani de Klerk adapted from Solange’s Don’t Touch My Hair music video – “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself […]

On (Im)permanence: transient architecture for housing relief in informal settlements?

On (Im)permanence: transient architecture for housing relief in informal settlements?

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature visual from Ode to An Architect – On matters of permanence and impermanence, many sub topics come to mind. The permanence of the overpowering dictation of modern thinking in its objective to build structures that aim to remain for as long as possible (which then gets us thinking […]

FOTW | Koda®K (too dark), on Colourism and (un)captured Space

FOTW | Koda®K (too dark), on Colourism and (un)captured Space

Written by Khensani de Klerk | Feature visual by Larah Fisher – *Shirley cards, named after a former Kodak studio model, were images used as the standard for colour calibration in photo labs all over the world. To colour match “Shirley’s” skin tone was to achieve a “normal” colour balance, a setting that was applied to everyone’s film, […]

PAAP |The Poetics of SUN RA: A Joyful Noise

PAAP |The Poetics of SUN RA: A Joyful Noise

Written by Lehlohonolo Ndlovu | Feature visual by Larah Fisher – In honour of Sun Ra and in his own words, before we begin “The first thing to do is to consider time officially ended…” During America’s dark ages of Jim Crowe laws and the inhumane treatment of African Americans, a treatment that was birthed […]

Why Black Men Have Invented Nothing

Why Black Men Have Invented Nothing

Written by Solange Mbanefo | feature visual by Anelia Loubser – If you made the wise decision to click on this article, you are probably pissed-off about the title. You are probably secretly hoping to encounter a long satisfying list of African-American scientists that have effectively invented something. You are probably preparing your next Google […]