Cast in stone: spatial narratives in the face of democracy
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Mapping contemporary South African space serves as a means to reflect on democracy and subjectivity in the new South Africa. The recently constructed Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is considered. Through using the lens of Sorkin's ageographic thesis the emerging flavour of public space, its implications for freedom are questioned. It will be argued that the Apartheid Museum, like much contemporary space in the new South Africa, fragments and further divides the city, permitting access to a select few and forbidding access to a space from which to contest the narratives of the new city.
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