Karolina Sobel

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Johannesburg Braamfontein

Braamfontein is an neighbourhood in the city of Johannesburg that has attracted the attention and interest of investors, city officials and urban practitioners for being the only urban node in the city that appears to be integrated (in terms of race and class) and dense in a city where suburban living is the norm. Braamfontein is also the only neighbourhood in Johannesburg inner city that has overcome urban decay in a more or less organic manner. Home Braamfontein is a research project aimed at showing the very diverse group of people that coexist in Braamfontein in terms of race, age, household composition, cultural identity and economic class. The project interrogates who are the people that actually live in Braamfontein and how each of us has made a home in the neighbourhood. The project consists of a series of portraits of the residents and still pictures of the living spaces they inhabit.

With cooperation Urbanists for Equity u4e.org.za it was possibile to screen the images in Braamfontein