Cool Capital Biennale: A creative space for PTA

Mail & Guardian | Lisa Johnston:


Pretoria might not be known for being the creative capital of SA, but architects are using their combined talent to spice up the City for its people.


Films on CBD rooftop, Pretoria. (ENABA Productions)

There’s a joke among some of Pretoria’s cooler denizens that the correct spelling for the city is in fact Pre-historia. With its stern-faced apartheid-style statues and architecture of the inner city doesn’t typically garner much kudos on the hip and happening front – nor do the words “contemporary” and “creative” immediately spring to mind.

But if you slow down a beat or two and pay heed to the languid whispers that filter from the purple-blossomed jacarandas above, you might catch wind of a small but steady revolution that’s on the rise. Under the auspices of architect Pieter Mathews and a team of volunteers, the capital city’s creatives have been composing, writing, painting, sculpting, scheming, dreaming and, most importantly, connecting in preparation for the “world’s first un-curated, DIY, guerilla biennale”…


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