WHAT IS THE URBAN STUDIO?
The Urban Studio is both a concept, and a physical reality.
The Urban Studio uses the city – different spaces and themes – as classroom for action, reflection, dialogue and research.
It bridges the gap between theory and practice; research and action; advocacy and policy.
“Nothing presented in South Africa has ever been as powerful as what the Apartheid planners suggested. We need to re-imagine African cities, as livable, lovable cities…”
Amira Osman (2019)
The Centre for Faith and Community, based in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Pretoria.
The Tshwane Leadership Foundation, an ecumenical community organization in the inner city of Pretoria.
Both the Centre and TLF have created a community of friends, collaborators and associates, who form part of the movement that seeks to heal urban fractures.