Given the theme of A Divided City for a photography assignment, I set out to document scenes of Cape Town’s southern railway line. These images observe the ways in which modernity has impacted how people move through different spaces in their every day lives.
Going beyond the lens with photographer Yasser Booley
A recent assignment prompted me to look into the work of The African Centre for Cities (ACC), a research unit at the University of Cape Town, and Cityscapes in a collaborative project from 2014 entitled City Desired. In following the themes of Education and Diversity in City Desired, the above infographic was created to provide a comparison of the 57th and 48th wards in Cape Town highlighting the similarities and differences in youth education, youth demographics and youth employment.
Locals and tourists alike flocked to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 25 October to get in touch with their cultural sides for the 2017 edition of Museum Night.
Ever had trouble trying to say what you mean? Or had the words you hold dear slandered by your peers?
Yeah, me too. There’s been too many moments where I’ve overlooked the kinds of power that words hold over me. As an agent of communication, it has broken and built boundaries between individuals and countries alike.
I sat down with Wessley Thring and spoke to him about his profound interest in poetry and his relationship with language. Continue reading “The Power of Words: An Audio Documentary with Wessley Thring”
Given the fluid definition of art, I’ve often struggled to exactly picture the difference between street art and graffiti. With large scale murals works drawing on the influence of graffiti and incorporating various handtypes, I sought to get a student perspective on what lines they draw between graffiti and street art.
If artistic expression allows people to convey or communicate feelings, if it gives people the opportunity to share a sensation, then that’s what I aim for, and perhaps the most I could ask for.
Ever wondered what life would look like if the retro 80s met the future? Or if sci-fi wasn’t just sci-fi? What if… Hear me out here… we lived in an 8-bit world? A world where you became the video character…
Pretty cool, right? Continue reading “GIFs are taking over”
My arrival in Cape Town last year was riddled with occasional bouts of anxiety and fear. As it goes when you feel like a mere pebble to the overshadowing mountain and weary of what lies behind the surrounding new faces. Nevertheless, I found my feet in becoming familiar with the pulsating streets of life birthed by the Mother City. Caught up in thought, my beating imagination let loose into a vision of a night in the heart of town where it too pulsated with activity and vigour – so much so that the intention was other than that of turning Long Street into a long night…
As it turns out, I wasn’t alone in thinking these thoughts.
Continue reading “Word on the Street: First Thursday’s”