Phansi Museum is collaborating with the Durban Book Fair and the Durban Heritage Trust, by hosting a book launch and a photographic exhibition on Sunday the 6th December 2020, at 4:30pm for 5pm. It will mark the closing event of the Durban Book Fair that will be held at Mitchell Park from the 4-6 December 2020, culminating at Phansi Museum.
A number of books will be launched during this 3-day event, culminating with the launch of a book titled, The buildings of the ‘Durban system’; the architecture of social control, authored by Leonard (Len) Rosenberg. Len is also curating the photographic exhibition, which displays images of the architecture of the ‘Durban system’, and will be formally opened at the book launch.
Although Durban pioneered what became known as the ‘Durban system’, very little is generally known about it. How did it work? When was it implemented? What did it consist of and how was it implemented? Was there opposition to the system? The book and exhibition seek to address these questions.
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