On 8-10 September 2015, JIAS hosted a three-day interdisciplinary workshop entitled ‘Johannesburg: Performative Urbanisms: fighting for and over the city; expressing the city; knowing the city’. It was jointly organised by JIAS; the Wits City Institute; the editors of the international journal Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology; the Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne; and the Chair of Culture and Society at Curtin University in Perth. Some contributions to the workshop have been collected in a publication entitled The Politics of Urban Life: Social Activism and the City of Johannesburg. Hard copies are available from the Wits City Institute. To download a desktop version, click here.