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AFRICA DRAWN : one hundred cities published by_DOM Publishers_ Berlin

Blog | Date: June 9, 2017

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AUTHORS:

Gary White (GWA)

Marguerite Pinaar (HolmJordaan)

Bouwer Serfontein (GWA)
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AFRICA DRAWN : one hundred cities published by_DOM Publishers_ Berlin

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Pretoria Institute for Architecture
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The publication of this book about urban design in Africa coincides with the international concern for place-making. The term “place-making” refers to the design and management of public spaces that provide a focus for community activity, identity and well-being.

Cities are the principal destinations or hubs of a global network of mobility. At a smaller scale but in the same manner, each city is made of networks of mobility interspersed with the public spaces that accommodate the activities of commerce, governance, and culture. This duality of public space – corridors of mobility as well as nodes of interaction – evident through this book, is the structure of place-making.

The corridors and public spaces of the city support the private aggregations – mixed-use neighbourhood, residential compounds, as well as institutional and business districts – that allow and endless variety of character. Some are culturally singular, others have been layered over time; some are controlled and gated, while others are permeable; some are developed in a topdown processes of large-scale design through governmental, institutional or corporate policy, others evolved in a bottom-up sequence of small-scale sequence of small-scale and informal decisions taken in common; some are organized by geometry, others by informality. Public space mediates the contradictions of private development.

Common to all the cities documented in this book is the structure of placemaking, the dispersal of focal places connected by routes. This essential make-up accommodates the centuries-old influences of outsiders overlaying patterns established by indigenous societies.

In most cases, the literature of cities focuses on their problems. The analysis of global economic forces, environmental depredation, infrastructure shortfalls and political volatility sometimes paint a bleak picture of the future well-being of societies with multiplying urban populations. More effective for an urban vision might be a review of the positive characteristics of the place, and its historical form, as a guide for intention and action. The history of a place may be the only shared experience of a diverse society. Graphic documentation reveals this historical layering as a response to the specific conditions of the place.

Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities presents the historic character of place as a valuable resource for imagining the future of the continent’s cities. It’s simple and beautiful drawings document the characteristic places of 100 cities in a comparative method. These provide information equivalent for each, across a scale that ranges from its location on the continent and within its country, to its relationship to the greater city, and to the details of the building, pavements and landscapes of its special places. This is a catalogue that shows how rich the repertoire is, how endemic to the continent are international forms of public space, and how one might call upon the past to envision the evolution of the African city.
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