Re-activate “entanglements” of Urban Memory Durban, a South African City


  • Anna I Irene Del Monaco
  • Jian Liu


Some specific places in Durban have been changing identity and functions throughout history and today these places can be still considered as “places of changesâ€. Durban’s precolonial origins suggests that there are cities introducing new perspectives on space, sociality and life in an African city providing a conceptual tool for shifting the interpretation from precolonial to post-apartheid Durban. The spacial and social creolisation of the pre-colonial period has left an important legacy in Durban and beyond. Any cultural analysis must thus take into account of mutuality and entanglement in these places.


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Del Monaco, A. I. I., & Liu, J. (2018). Re-activate “entanglements” of Urban Memory Durban, a South African City. L’architettura Delle città  - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni. Retrieved from