SLUM Lab 9: Made in Africa


— Guest Editor


The ninth issue of SLUM Lab explored the diverse and dynamic urban systems emerging across the African continent, though with a particular focus on the social, political, economic, and spatial challenges of informal settlement upgrading in the contemporary townships of South Africa. With a special section presenting a new integrated design project underway in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, the magazine also functioned as a catalogue accompanying the Empower Shack exhibition by Urban-Think Tank, which opened in February 2014 at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zürich.

The publication features a diverse range of contributors, including Edgar Pieterse, J.M. Legard, Kéré Architecture, Mikhael Subotzky, Patrick Waterhouse, Peter Rich, and Beyond Entropy.


Magazine, 20cm x 28cm
196 Pages
February 2014

SLUM Lab Directors: Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner
Guest Editor: Alexis Kalagas
Creative Direction: Alexis Kalagas
Design: Floyd E. Schulze (W-THM)