“Landscapes of knowledge. Red Location” Jo Noero at Cagliari

The exhibition deals with the housing and cultural issues and its manifestations of production, performance and exchange, which have opened up new ways of thinking, making cities and architecture in South Africa.


“Landscapes of knowledge.Red Location” © Jo Noero


The architecture and conference exhibition “Landscapes of knowledge Red Location” will be presented on September 5th at 4 pm. The exhibition, curated by Massimo Faiferri, Samanta Bartocci, Fabrizio Pusceddu, Lino Cabras and Rosa Manca, will be open until 27 September 2019.


“Landscapes of knowledge.Red Location”
5 September – 27 September, 2019
Spazio Eventi | Mem Mediateca del Mediterraneo
Via Goffredo Mameli, 164, Cagliari


“Red Location Cultural Precinct” is a project of urban renewal and creation of a heritage in Red Location, a section of the New Brighton township, in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Jo Noero and his office have worked over the past twenty years on this ambitious transformation program, with the intention of building a new centrality in a part of the city devastated by the spatial planning of apartheid.



Memory Box Working Section © Jo Noero

“Landscapes of knowledge.Red Location” © Jo Noero

It took Jo Noero, one of South Africa’s greatest living architects, six months to complete the 9.4-meter-long and 3.5-meter-high design. The spectacular “tapestry” represents the potential of the “common ground” applied to a city torn apart by the urban consequences of apartheid.


Red Location Archive Reading Room © Jo Noero

Baxter theatre © Jo Noero


The design, hand-crafted by Noero, has already been presented to the general public on the occasion of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition that hosts it is called the Landscape of knowledge Red Location Cultural Precinct and will be in Cagliari, from 09.05.19 to 09.29.19 at the MEM exhibition space Mediateca del Mediterraneo, in via Goffredo Mameli, 164.

On the occasion of the inauguration there will be a masterly lecture by Jo Noero.


Life Centre St. Cyprians © Jo Noero