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Melrose Arch is just one of the many synthetic spaces that have been built in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. A complex of hotels, offices, flats and shops, it creates the illusion of open public space with its pedestrianised walkways and busy piazzas. However, one only has to walk a few hundred metres to reach its perimeters where large roads, complex security systems and controlled entrances and exits demarcate the zone of privilege.
I wandered through…
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