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Posted 02.24.11 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Dorothy Tang & Andrew Watkins: Ecologies of Gold: The Past and Future Mining Landscapes of Johannesburg



Mine dumps throughout Johannesburg have become landmarks that are featured prominently in popular media such as the movie District 9 and the magazine National Geographic. Soccer City stadium, the main venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is located in the midst of three of the largest mine dumps and was seen in television broadcasts around the world last year. [Photo by Dorothy Tang]

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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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dorothy Tang is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Hong Kong.
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Andrew Watkins is an architect and urban designer at SWA in Southern California.
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