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OSPCPTWN 79. Creative Cityness in the Global South. 3 Units.

Critical exploration of culture-led urban development in postapartheid Cape Town and beyond. Introduction to the rise of the creative economy in South Africa and Cape Town; current local development of Woodstock. Ways and forms of conflict but also new social interfaces between the new creative tenants and the old established community, on the one hand pointing to problematic issues like lingering gentrification, sociospatial polarisation and lopsided cultural representation while also trying to flesh out some of the opportunities for finding the right frequency of engagement between creative industries and spaces of vernacular creativity within Cape Town's post-apartheid urban realm.