CITY DESIRED BLOG

60 Days, 1 City, 11 Maps
Tau Tavengwa & Laura Wainer
12 August 2015

The mapping project “60 Days, 1 City, 11 Maps is part of the International Field Program of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy of The New School, in collaboration with the African Centre for Cities (ACC) of the University of Cape Town (UCT). It seeks to provide some small insights into various aspects of the city. Over a short period of time, what can be gleaned from merely observing and carefully recording the stories and actions of residents of a city like Cape Town. 
 
Over a 60 day period, 11 students from The New School spent time working at the ACC or with other organisations in Cape Town. At the end of this period, each student produced a map that deals with one particular issue of interest connected to the work they pursued during their time in the city. The subject matter straddles multiple physical, institutional, social, political, economic and cultural territories. The maps were produced by Ashley Buchalter, Christina Baptiste, Sarah Cooper-Tognoli, Adam Thalenfeld, Michelle Olivero, Adana Austin, Brennan Camp, Lindsay O’Neill-Caffrey, Alexander Bryden, Dasha Maher and Zung Nguyen. The New School’s Laura Wainer coordinated the project and Tau Tavengwa edited its publication. Illustrations were executed by Gaelen Pinnock, Blain van Rooyen and Laura Wainer, working closely with the students. 


Many thanks to the researchers and organizations that co-hosted the students during June and July, 2015: Mirjam van Donk from Isandla Institute, Skye Dobson and Mara Forbes from Slum Dwellers International, Yolande Hendler from CORC, Andy Bolnik from iKhayalami, and Anton Cartwright, Gareth Haysom, Ntombini Marrengane, Rike Sitas, Anna Taylor and Maryam Waglay ACC as well as Tolullah Oni from UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine. Toma Berlanda, Fadly Isaacs and Tanja Winkler at UCT’s School of Architecture and Planning generously gave their time to advice the students as they worked on these maps. The International Field Program in Cape Town would not be possible without the support of Fabiola Berdiel, Michael Cohen, Robert Buckley, Edgar Pieterse and Gordon Pirie. 

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