David Goldblatt and Ivan Vladislavić talk about their joint publication TJ/Double Negative, an innovative combination of photographs and fiction that tries to make sense of Johannesburg. They discuss their approach to representing this troubled but intriguing city in words and images. Goldblatt is a renowned documenter of South African people and places, and has been working in Johannesburg for more than sixty years. Vladislavić has written extensively on the city in fiction and non-fiction.
Learning From… Johannesburg is part of a sequence of lectures called Learning from… , which takes its title from Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour’s influential publication. In this spirit, the series brings together experts to explore specific urban conditions and their relevance to the future development of cities.