In 2012, fifty-one architecture students worked with thirty community planners living in informally settled warehouses, factories and on open plots of Marlboro South, an Apartheid buffer designed to contain and separate Alexandra, one of Johannesburg’s oldest townships. Based on a request from an alliance of NGOs and informal residents this transforming area was extensively documented during the 7 week university course. Evictions of informal inhabitants taking place at the time led to a post-course engagement in which re-settlement solutions were developed together with residents.

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