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Design with the Other 90%: Cities
On Places, Cynthia Smith, curator of the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition "Design with the Other 90%: CITIES," offers an in-depth look at her research into socially responsive urban design in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Ecologies of Gold: The Past and Future Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg
On Places, Dorothy Tang and Andrew Watkins explore the ecological rehabilitation of the defunct gold mines of central Johannesburg.
Red and Gold: A Tale of Two Apartheid Museums
On Places, architect Lisa Findley explores South African apartheid museums, and the difficulties of memorializing a complex and terrible history.
Flush with Inequality: Sanitation in South Africa
On Places, just in time for World Toilet Day 2010, Barbara Penner explores the complex political, social and environmental meanings of sanitation in post-apartheid South Africa.
Listening There: Scenes from Ghana
On Places, architects Mabel Wilson and Peter Tolkin curate a slideshow based on their research into the complex legacy of tropical modernism in Ghana.