Durban: Marketplace

South African cities,20 years after liberation from the apartheid, have not adapted sufficiently to the needs of the majority and people battle daily with authorities that seem to be in denial about this new African reality. One of the most significant conflicts is in the area of street trade – which concerns economic freedom and survival. The space where this conflict occurs is the pavement. The city authorities try to control the pavement by regimenting its use yet the pavement is engaged with by people in this Third World space as organic, fluid and transient. ‘the pavement’ is a space with enormous potential for reimagining our cities in ways that develop an African spatial democracy in a process that is humanising. —> Read and find more videos on Vimeo by clicking the link.

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