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In issue #7 of Cityscapes, we featured a photo essay by British photographer Jason Larkin from his series “Waiting”. Unfortunately we ran the series with a cropping error which means all readers of the print issue do not get to view the photos as they are meant to. Visit Larkin’s website to view the series […]

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Cityscapes #7: Futurity — Out Now!!

What does it mean to imagine the future from the vantage of the present?

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Issue #6 launch coming to Joburg

Our special 6th print issue titled “City Desired”—will be launched in Johannesburg on March 18 at an event hosted by our friends at Studio-X and South African Cities Network (SACN). Issue 6 focuses on the city of Cape Town and accompanies the exhibition project “City Desired”

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Soweto is both symbol and living city. Conceived as a segregated labour compound at the start of the 20th century, it was only officially named in 1963. Soweto is a portmanteau name that answers where (south-western) and what (township). “A place like Soweto does not just happen,” offered Johannesburg’s white city government in 1972. “Nor could it […]

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Found, not lost

Edson Chagas, a photography graduate of the University of Wales in Newport, has been thrust into the limelight after his oblique photographs of contemporary Luanda secured Angola, a first-time exhibitor at the 2013 Venice Biennale, the prestigious Golden Lion award for best national pavilion at the Italian art event. Like the American Lewis Baltz before him, […]

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Dhaka | Click Farms: Like, but not really

Likes matter: in the age of social media, companies around the world are increasingly turning to platforms like Facebook and Twitter to engage with consumers. Brands that generate the most online activity are more likely to “trend” and reach a wider audience. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, this corporate popularity drive has fuelled the emergence of a new […]

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Cityscapes Live 02: Teju Cole speaks to Kgomotso Matsunyane about Lagos

Broadcaster Kgomotso Matsunyane and Teju Cole, author of the award winning book Open City feature in our second Cityscapes Live event on September 7 as part of the Open Book Festival. The conversation will cover contemporary Lagos and touch on Cole’s non-fiction narrative project about the city that he is currently working on from Lagos. Teju Cole was born in America and raised […]

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On Activism, Toxic-gold-sniffing dogs and photography

Thank you to the many people who turned up for our first Cityscapes Live event yesterday at the Book Lounge in Cape Town. A full house attended Sean O’Toole‘s chat with British photographer Jason Larkin in a conversation that ranged from Larkin’s 2 year project photographing the mine-dumps which surround Johannesburg; the influence of other photographers […]

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Intern with us

In the grand American tradition, we will be opening up 3 annual 3-4 month internship positions starting July 01 2013. The ideal intern will have an interest in urbanism; be adept at fact checking; can spin a yarn and tell a good story; understands narrative; loves good photography and has strong opinions about what they […]

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Introducing Cityscapes Live!!!

Beginning on 10 July 2013; we will be hosting a series of events titled Cityscapes Live. These events, to be hosted initially in Cape Town, will feature conversations and interviews with some of our contributors, the occasional screening of a piece of film or documentary we are excited to share with some of our readers […]

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