Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Marianna Pavlovskaya

Second Advisor

Jillian Schwedler

Academic Program Adviser

Peter Marcotullio


Berlin and Johannesburg are repurposed cities, which were spatially designed to enforce a defunct social order, and which now must be used in new ways by new residents. Through a reading of several sites in each city, I examine how repurposed urban spaces and their inhabitants shape one another.



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