Monthly Archives: October 2010

Social responsibility, eco-friendliness and a spirit of generosity

Walking  through the suburbs one day recently I came across a great pavement garden – home grown veges with signs encouraging passersby to help themselves but ‘to leave some for your brother’.  This sure beats lollipop trees, invasive ivy and aggressively brut hunks of stone.  One of my bugbears about suburban Joburg is anti-social pavements [...]

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David Adjaye at MOMO, Parktown North: a photographic exhibition NOT to be missed

African Metropolitan Architecure is a  fascinating exhibition ‘encapsulating’ Africa’s urbanscapes. Conceptualized and curated in a highly innovative and unique way, it is the result of a 10 year ongoing project by David Adjaye the renowned London based architect.  The project began as an informal excercise ’to piece together fragments of memories’ documenting where he was born [Tanzania] and grew [...]

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Take a ride out to Nirox sculpture park in the Cradle

I have blogged before about one of Jozi’s best kept secrets – Nirox Sculpture Park out in the Cradle … http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/76 and http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/taking-cultural-symbols-out-of-context-nirox-sculpture-park , and now there is another opportunity to go out and experience this gem of a parkland. Do yourselves a favour and make a trip out there to see Eric Pladevall’s massive sculptures in his [...]

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