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Retail in architectural detail

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The range and calibre of retail architecture is wide and generally under-appreciated in Cape Town’s city centre.  Architects include Harrods of London’s designer, Louis Blanc, to Cape Town’s pioneering modernist, Max Policansky.

This new tour is led by Brett McDougall. His retailing career includes senior positions at Massmart, Builders Warehouse and SPAR. Brett is passionate about South African architectural history, chairing the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation recently.

Brett has researched fascinating facts and stories; he has great observations and reflections.  Eccentric retailers, inter-generational enterprises, ”facade-ism”, mega businesses, market stalls and how shopping has changed.  Some of us may remember, our grandmothers putting on their best (including gloves), driving to the local station in the suburbs and going to the department stores with purchases hand delivered later in the day.

Brett published with architect Shaun Gaylard, RSA365 – Drawings of South African Architecture. Brett researched and wrote most of the text accompanying Shaun’s 365 drawings. (He will bring the book to sell and personalise, to the tour.)

Join us to see and enjoy Cape Town’s centre in a new way.

Cost: R400 per person (or R300 paying before April) including an illustrated info pack

To book: kate@cultureconnectsa.com +27 (0)72 377 8014

Meeting and end point will be confirmed nearer the time; do join us for a light lunch afterwards

First image: Andrew Willie collection on Pinterest, photographer unknown, circa 1920


April 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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