Architectural plans of a former house inspire the narrative structure of a new book by Kim Gurney, called Flipside: The inadvertent Archive, which takes the reader on a thematic journey from room to room as it follows the trail of specific archival artefacts lodged in the building’s attic.
February 7, 2024
September 21, 2023
Institution-building as artistic practice is the topic of a paper published by the CHR’s Dr Kim Gurney, as part of artistic research conference proceedings. 'Epistemic Disobedience’ posits Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as a paradigmatic example of independent art spaces in Africa and their key working principles.
July 19, 2023
The CHR’s Dr Kim Gurney has contributed a chapter to a comprehensive book about the oeuvre of Bruce Arnott (1938-2018) – artist, academic and former director of The Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT.
June 18, 2021
The South African Contemporary History and Humanities Seminar is pleased to announce that Kim Gurney will be presenting “Flipside: The Inadvertent Archive” on 22 June 2021 at 14:00.
October 29, 2020
CHR Next Generation Fellow Kim Gurney was interviewed for a podcast by Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, on the topic of decolonisation and the public space.
October 28, 2020
Dr Kim Gurney, Next Generation scholar at the CHR, has created a limited edition photobook about life in the artisanal workshop of Sets & Devices in Salt River, Cape Town.
July 23, 2020
Green Screen, a newly launched work of creative nonfiction, follows the life of a film set created for a commercial by a team of artisans in Salt River, Cape Town, and how it morphs into a surprising series of second lives. The reader navigates this digital storymap online through a series of geolocations, visuals and text, authored by Kim Gurney and published by CHR.
September 16, 2019
Cities in Development: Between Dystopia and Utopia
July 26, 2019
Funeral Poster and Pre-Funeral Visual Economy in southeastern Nigeria
May 14, 2019
This session shares work in progress on an African Centre for Cities (ACC) research project led by Kim Gurney called Platform/ Plotform to help forward future work and interdisciplinary outputs
May 13, 2019
Nico Carstens, Disavowal, and the Perverted Mind of Apartheid
February 15, 2019
The Consortium of Humanities Centres and Institutes (CHCI) Africa Workshop 2019 was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with scholars from the CHR attending.