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Wits City Institute

University of the Witwatersrand

The Wits City Institute hosts, stimulates, and produces excellent, innovative research at the intersection between the humanities and the spatial disciplines.

The Wits City Institute, located on the Braamfontein Campus of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, encourages creative research. The City Institute is the last of the six 21st Century Research Institutes to be established by Wits. The purpose of establishing a City Institute at Wits is to grow a still stronger research environment around an identified common focus: critical theory in the spatial disciplines around the city and its complexities, with a humanities approach.

The development of the Institute as a substantive presence in the intellectual landscape of city research in South Africa and elsewhere is under the directorship of Professor Noeleen Murray who holds the A.W. Mellon Foundation Chair of Critical Architecture and Urbanism. Generously funded by the A.W. Mellon Foundation, the institute develops the university’s contribution to the growing dialogue and collaboration at the intersection of the humanities and architecture and urbanism, the core focus of the prestigious award in the Foundation’s Humanities Architecture and Urbanism grant category.

Contact Information
Noeleen Murray, A. W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Critical Architecture and Urbanism and Director Wits City Institute
Christine Bischoff, Program Manager

University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3
WITS
Johannesburg, South Africa, Gauteng Province
South Africa
https://www.facebook.com/WitsCityInstitute/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Info.CityInstitute@wits.ac.za
+27117179737

Region
Africa
Southern Africa

Year Established
2015

Fellowships and Potential Scholarly Affiliations
Wits City Institute Fellowships