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Reflections & Opportunities

Reflections & Opportunities, published by DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, encapsulates the critical, reflective dialogue the organisation has generated since 2010. Edited by DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA founder Zahira Asmal, the book is divided into two sections. The first section, “Reflections” contains ten feature articles by leading international and local publications including Wallpaper*Financial Times and The Guardian. Secondly, “Opportunities” entails four essays by key academics: African Centre for Cities director Professor Edgar Pieterse; architect Henning Rasmuss; assistant professor of international relations at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo, Oliver Stuenkel; and Cape Peninsula University of Technology sports management lecturer Brendon Knott.

The publication features a foreword by the head of the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee, Dr Danny Jordaan. Striking images and photographs by Andrew Bell (from the Litshe le Golide film with Guy Ailion - and David Goldblatt – one of the country’s most revered photographers – complement the full-colour, large-format publication.

Published in English and Portuguese, the book is the first formal South African gesture towards sharing its experience and learnings with Brazil, the hosts of the next World Cup and Olympic Games. The two languages can be read by simply flipping the book over – English designated by a blue title on one side and Portuguese in green on the other.

  • ISBN: 978-0-620-51995-3
  • 255 x 195mm
  • 234 pages
  • April 2012
  • ZAR 250

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