From the Old Location to Bishops Hill The Politics of Urban Planning and Landscape History in Windhoek, Namibia
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.
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.
KeywordsUrban Landscape Mass Grave International Criminal Court Rome Statute Forced Removal
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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