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Museum Of Record

The Jukskei River [ Locked Potential]

Matteo Panter

BArch Hons 2022

Unit Leader: Craig McClenaghan
Unit Tutor: Ruby Mungoshi
Unit Assistant: Azraa Gabru

Phantom Cartographies
The Museum of Record is an in-depth analysis of the Jukskei River, one of Johannesburg's most unassuming yet influential rivers. The work looks at restoring balance to this riverscape by undertaking a comprehensive analysis of the river itself, as well as its neighbouring land.

The Jukskei River faces three major issues, namely flooding, tributary destruction and pollution. Pollution in all forms are found commonly along the entire river, posing its largest threat.

The project delves into the world of riparian urbanism, which can be defined as the interface between a river and the banks that define, direct and erode. The project identifies beings, both human and non-human who live at the aquatic-terrestrial boundary, how they use and manage the river, and surround infrastructure and how this impacts the river.

The documentation process of the river uses a variety of new-aged digital media, carefully intertwined with more analogue and routine modes of recording in order to define what 'restoring the balance' to this river would actually mean.

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