retrofitting for the entrepreneur: the case of skills village, in makers valley, johannesburg
Skills Village is located East of the Inner city of Johannesburg, in a suburb coined ‘Makers Valley’ due to the area growing as an entrepreneurial and regenerative space. Skills Village is located within this suburb and consists of about 15 buildings with different original uses. I will be using Skills Village as a case study in my inquiry, and as the site for an adaptive reuse intervention that focuses on program for the young social and creative entrepreneur.
This inquiry focuses on everyday practices and spatial agency, drawing from the appropriations of people in order to design a space informed by this.