From the Old Location to Bishops Hill The Politics of Urban Planning and Landscape History in Windhoek, Namibia

  • Jan-Bart Gewald
Part of the Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation book series (STHE, volume 4)


Standing in the Old Location graveyard one can look across the river at Hochland Park where the Old Location used to stand. But we don’t know how it was laid out. Where exactly did the 1959 Shootings take place?

Unam History Society: Windhoek’s Monuments

Who controls the past controls the future:

who controls the present controls the past.

George Orwell

What lies beyond the windowpane of our apprehension... needs a design before we can properly discern form, let alone derive pleasure from its perception. And it is culture, convention, and cognition that makes that design; that invests a retinal impression with the quality we experience as beauty.

Simon Schama


Urban Landscape Mass Grave International Criminal Court Rome Statute Forced Removal 
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With thanks to Monika Feinen for her excellent cartographic skills, and to Michael Bollig, Casper Erichsen, Nancy Jacobs, and Jeremy Silvester for comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan-Bart Gewald
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  1. 1.African Studies CenterLeiden UniversityLeidenNetherlands

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