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Photographic Essay: Rodney Place and ZAR Works, Johannesburg: RETREKS, Post-CARDS (1999)

Post-CARDS were the first salvo in RETREKS-A Metro Allegory. Begunin 1998, RETREKS tracks the emergence of post-1994 Johannesburg through four social viewpoints: yuppie/buppie suburbanites; cowboy and girl calvinists; white tribes of KwaSandton; and new African immigrants. The project proposes-through a variety of mediums and actions, including urban design-a cultural approach to urbanism in South Africa, distinct from the continuing apartheid habit of overcapitalization and global postmodernism.