New article on South Africa’s state architecture

Julia Gallagher’s new article explores how citizens experience the state through seeing and feeling its buildings. She argues that through different senses they make and unmake the state, establishing it as a thing and pulling it apart at the same time.

Julia Gallagher, ‘Making sense of the state: Citizens and state buildings in South Africa’, Political Geography, 98, 2022


You can read Julia’s blog about the article here.


You can download the full article for free here.



Union Buildings, Pretoria