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The MT Steyn Statue: PT 3 – The space left behind

Greg Mcqueen[a] On the weekend of the 27th of June 2020, the statue of MT Steyn was removed from its place of prominence in front of the Main building on the University of the Free State Bloemfontein Campus. This third and final article in the series about the process or removal explores ways to think [...]

The MT Steyn Statue: PT 2 – The Process

Greg Mcqueen[a] On the weekend of the 27th of June 2020, the Statue of MT Steyn was removed from its place of prominence in front of the Main building on the University of the Free State Bloemfontein Campus. This second article in the series examines the process the university undertook to determine the statue’s future. [...]

The MT Steyn Statue: PT 1 – Statues in public discourse

Greg Mcqueen[a] On the weekend of the 27th of June 2020, the Statue of MT Steyn was removed from its place of prominence in front of the Main building on the University of the Free State Bloemfontein Campus. This first article in the series examines local and global perspectives on the role of statues and [...]

BLOM 08: Housing Humanity, Building Locality. Presented by Claire Barry

Author: Greg McQueen[1] Blom, meaning to flower or to hang out on the local street corner, are a series of informal discussions organised by 26’10 South Architects to broaden discussions around local architecture. Perspective 01. Credit: Claire Barry How do we meet the need for appropriate, feasible and dignified housing for those living on the [...]

Post-apartheid reconciliation through buildings: A comparison between two South African Museums | CPD CREDIT AVAILABLE

This article aims to illustrate the relationship between museum success and community engagement within the broader field of the intersection of memory-space-healing in the context of healing national traumas all over the world.