Race, Space & Architecture is a project a long time in the making. Manufactured in the magic, elastic now-now time of Southern Africa (from where its creators all hail), this is a site which has been pressed into being with care. Care for the contributions of text, image, film, drawing and all of the labour – physical and intellectual – which this entails. This is a project of many voices and, as the visual language of the platform speaks to, of many hands, minds, bodies and imaginaries too.
Race, Space & Architecture is an open access curriculum shared as a work in progress. Here, we engage with three questions:
Race, Space & Architecture is a poster series: to be printed, packaged and posted, pandemic permitting, and freely offered open access to print at home meanwhile.
Race, Space & Architecture is a gathering of soundings: gifted by contributors to the curriculum and students who are already engaging with its themes.
Race, Space & Architecture is a platform of constellations: projects, ideas, writings and provocations that have and continue to inspire this work. These bright lights have been navigational stars, providing realms of thought which we have sought to signal boost, bring into dialogue with one another and reflect on in this work. We see this platform huddling in amongst these works, adding to the chorus such that all our voices might be amplified.
Race, Space & Architecture is a hostess of engagements. We are interested in lively thought, the fuzzy edges of ideas-in-formation and the crafting of weird ruptures which bring to the fore that which ordinarily lies beyond. Here, we hand over to a series of invited contributions and originally commissioned pieces which engage with the work of this project and offer something new in return.