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Community Caution

“ …this project exemplifies community architecture…”, “…the community built this structure….”, “…the community protested against…”, ”..the community agreed with….” When you read these sentences, hear these above phrases or even speak these words to those in your practice spaces, a particular set of images, ideas and actions are brought to mind: perhaps a smiling, but […]

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Hactivate: Vrededorp

1to1, alongside a group of former interns and students, set out to develop a mechanism to support recently graduated students of spatial design. Through a series of discussions and workshops the collaboration formed an idea of developing a series of action research workshops that give current students and pre-professionals a flexible and open space to […] […]

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No Such thing as a Community Centre – Workshops

The first workshop which was funded by the CTIN grant received by 1to1, served our needs to facilitate a shared learning experience between our researchers, who we identified via a social media call and by reaching out to youth activists in our network.  We hosted a workshop at the Tshimologong Hub where we unpacked the […]

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Student Contribution

Challenging Practice @ UJ

Since 2013 1to1 has been teaching in the Professional Practice module of the University of Johannesburg’s Masters program. Each year we have asked the students to submit their work on this platform to grow and deepen these questions on critical engagement and spatial justice in South Africa. Their work is carefully documented and shared by […]

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On Spatial Practice Language

On ‘Informality’ It is important to understand what is implied by the distinction between formality and informality in the built environment. Government has certain definitions While architects may have other definitions There is a certain attractiveness that some architects tend to see in informality, especially when it speaks to the natural settlement patterns and nuances […]

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Methods of Engagement

The critical practice module at the GSA was held at the beginning of the year, unlike previous years. This allowed us to respond to previous years’ feedback requesting the course be at the beginning of the year – because of the type of commitment the course requires and the course’s tendency to act as a […]

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Organisation Contribution

Critical Practice Course – Professional

1to1 has used the ASF UK Challenging Practice course to introduce the principles of critical reflection, systems design and empathetic design for Built Environment Practitioners and Government officials in Johannesburg. Challenging Practice is a short course methodology that exposes practitioners of the built environment to the complexity of working with communities, government agencies and other […]

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Guidelines for Engagement

OUTLINE: The 2018 module follows on the success of the last 5 years of the ‘Alternative Practice’ model supported by Architecture Sans Frontieres UK’s Challenging Practice Model in 2016 & 2017. The focus this year was on Guide Lines for Engagement for socio-technical spatial design engagement for practice in South Africa.  BACKGROUND: The South African […]

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Understanding Spatial Inequality in South Africa

Image Reference: Davis, R.J. 1981. The model of the apartheid city according to Davies. [online]http://books.openedition.org/irdeditions/1807?lang=en Workshopping Spatial Inequality in South Africa On 14 February some people* gathered at The Point and discussed some basics around the topic of Spatial Inequality in South Africa. The discussion was mostly anecdotal and involved us sharing our ideas and […]

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Student Contribution

Tools of Engagement

The 2017 UJ Critical Practice module sought to engage with the principles, practices and practitioners of socio-technical spatial design.  The 5 week module took students through various processes and tools to support their learning around these principles and produced a set of principles and codes for practising socially engaged design in South Africa. Socio-Technical Practitioners […]

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Socio-Technical Practitioners

Group A: Liz Ogbu Adwao AgeyeiDickson Adu-AgyeiEuradice PaivaNthabiseng Mabena Group B: Theaster Gates Steffen FischerAtusaye MsiskaOrathile Mothoagae Harmony Mapundu Group C: Teddy Cruz Kerry Trebble Steven Moore Daniel Shil     Group  D: Nabeel Hamdi Kyle Hollis Nipho Mashinini Jody Van Aswegen   Group E: Jan Gehl Dean FalconerKa Hei ChowPaul TathamDevon Beetge Group F: […]

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Neighborhood Builder Programme – Kickstarter Pack

The Neighborhood Kickstarter Pack has been developed by Build a Future and 1to1 – Agency of Engagement to support micro-urban or neighborhood ‘Build’ projects in South African urban neighborhood communities. The pack is seen as a tool to support an engaged multi-stakeholder process and designed to work through an ethically reflective and streamline some of […]

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Student Contribution

Reflective Video Essays

  Below are the final reflective videos submitted by the students for the Alternative Practice module conducted through Architecture Sans Frontiere’s Challenging Practice course. Johan Le Roux   Wandile Mahlangu   Roelof De Jager   Christian Cook   Andrew Muwonge   Zack De Freitas   Sabine Waskow   Natache Ilonga   Kgao Mashego   Aishe […]

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ASF Challenging Practice: Student Summaries

The students were requested to summarise the 9 chapters of ASF International’s Challenging Practice into short Pecha Kucha style videos. Chapter 0: The Urban Context Class Read Individually Chapter 1: Disasters, risk reduction and Reconstruction Mandy Schindler, Gareth Howe, Israel Ogundare, Saddum Biwa & Binaica Morar Chapter 2: Discrimination Daniel Grout, Adam Propheta, David Flax […]

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Student Manifestos

“As soon as one says the word ‘alternative’ it begs the question: ‘alternative to what?’ In order to establish an alternative, it is first necessary to define the norm against which it is set, and with this three issues immediately arise. First, the interpretation of the norm will differ according to who is doing the […]

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Socio-Technical Spatial Design Tools #10

By Nyasha Chirinda

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Socio-Technical Spatial Tool #9

By Mfundo Magongo

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Socio-Technical Tools #8

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