FuturePart presents at the University of Cambridge, Conflict in Architecture and the City Symposium

The FuturePart team had the privilege of presenting  the research paper ‘The Possibilities of Corporate Privately Managed Public Spaces in Johannesburg and Nairobi’ at a symposium organised in honour of Wendy Pullan as she ended her term as Head of Department of Architecture and Director of the Centre of Urban Conflict Research at the Unviersity of Cambridge on the 2nd of November 2019. The paper was well received and the presentation was the second peer review session on their research findings (the first was at The University of Witwatersrand School of Architecture and Planning, Faces of the City forum.)  In her closing comments Wendy Pullan acknowledged the teams work and indicated that the paper “had made her rethink public space.”

Nisha van der Hoven and Britt Baillie extended the opportunity for getting feedback on the work of FuturePart and the research findings and met with several noted leaders in their fields. We are encouraged by the feedback from Vicky Richardson, (writer and curator and Honorary Fellow of RIBA) Jeremy Melvin (Curator of the World Architecture Festival) Mathew Carmona (Professor of Planning and Urban Design at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) Dr. Felipe Hernández (Architect and University Lecturer in architectural Design, History and Theory)


Research Presentation


University of Cambridge, School of Architecture, UK




Research Lead: Dr. Britt Baillie

Margeaux Adams

Julia Carew

Mark Kiarie

Mikara Naidoo


Sally Gaule

Assistant: Aheesh Singh


Fred Swart (Maps)

Liesl Niemand


Steven Moore

German Bodenbender