By means of introduction


Johannesburg, the largest city of South Africa was established as a result of the discovery of gold in 1886. The extraction industry dominated its economy and for the past century, alongside systems of racial segregation, has shaped its geography.
        This convoluted context comprises of waste landscapes, an exhausted and unstable terrain, an ever sprawling and decentralized city amongst other conditions that have become a testbed in which we have had the audacity to propose 23  interventions.
        The contributions respond to different conditions relating to everything ground in Johannesburg, specifically the following four, a monument, an object trouve, an institute and a territory. By using a spectrum of approaches they question the role of an architectural project to expose…