The program at World Urban Forum 7 showcased the People Building Better Cities exhibition with talks, films and discussion in Medellín, Colombia, 2014.

Anna Rubbo and Jennifer van den Bussche were invited speakers at the World Urban Forum 6, The Professionals Roundtable, in Naples, Italy, 2012.

The Diepsloot Public Art Project, commissioned by the City of Johannesburg, progressed into its second phase with a 3-day community workshop in mid-February 2012.

Begun in 2008 this was the 5th Diepsloot Arts in Action festival, hosted by the Diepsloot Arts and Culture Network (DACN).

Shadow City(s) examined patterns of peri-urban growth in the Global South on March 29, 2012 at the Center for Architecture, New York.

Building on its July 2011 festival, and using the Global Studio designed ‘I love Diepsloot’ T (2009) the Diepsloot Arts and Culture Network (DACN) would like T owners to send photos of themselves in their T’s.

The conference, Re-Imagining Inclusive Urbanisation: People Building Better Cities was held in Bhopal January 7-9, 2012 as part of Global Studio.

WASSUP and DACN participated in Wits University’s Johannesburg Workshop on Theory and Criticism (JWTC) in July 2011.

The I Love You, I Love You Not festival in Diepsloot drew huge crowds!

ApexArt could start a revolution in the South African urban arts scene providing much needed publicity, job creation and new markets for Diepsloot.

A photographic essay of the Water Amenities Sanitation Services Upgrading Program (WASSUP) in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Anna Rubbo, Nicolas Valenzuela, Jackie Klopp and Nicole Volavka presented at the World Urban Forum 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010.

Dr. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-Habitat spoke at the University of Sydney, June 18, 2009

Global Studio presented a Networking Session at the World Urban Forum 4, Harmonious Urbanisation, in Nanjing, China, 2008.

Using disposable cameras people in Marshalltown, Alexandra, Diepsloot and Makause were asked to share their lives through photos.

PPS:R was shown in Vancouver BC in June 2006. Large images were posted as billboards on the streets of the downtown eastside, and filmed interviews shown in small gallery.

Global Studio presented at the World Urban Forum 3, Sustainable Cities – Turning Ideas into Action, in Vancouver, Canada, 2006.