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ABOUT INTERMISSION

ABOUT INTERMISSION

INTERMISSION AT A GLANCE

Intermission is an equally serious and light-hearted space located on the top (17th – 21st) floors of the Lister Medical Building, 195 Jeppe Street, in the heart of the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD). This rooftop venue overlooking dynamic Johannesburg serves as a break from conventional city spaces, carving out its very own maverick space in this focal part of the city.

Intermission prides itself on being the first roof-top anything in Johannesburg, boasting a ten year history in which it has prudently sought to both reimagine as well as bridge the gap between various groups of people in this cosmopolitan African city. Intermission is a real space, principally informed by its location, it is mindful of its social responsibility to its environment. Intermission therefore looks to provide a platform that is both imaginative and infinite to creatives, researchers, businessmen and women alike who share a keen interest in the development of the Joburg CBD.  

Intermission is both a shared and culturally diverse space that contributes to a dialogue with multiple discourses on what community means and could possibly be in contemporary Johannesburg. Intermission sees itself as a conduit that is interclass and a welcome transmission between the inner city community and broader Johannesburg, twenty years after the advent of democracy in the country.

BACKGROUND

INTERMISSION opened its doors to Johannesburg and the world in early 2003 and has played a pioneering role in the reinvention of rooftop spaces within the Joburg CBD.

Since 2003, INTERMISSION has: 

  • Played host, to as well as facilitated, a number of events including: exhibitions, screenings, major music events, launches, parties and other pro-bono related activities;
  • Exposed various groups of people, local as well as international guests, to what the Joburg CBD, as a dynamic African destination, has to offer;
  • Built a dedicated following and considerable data-base;
  • Featured in numerous publications and features;
  • Created job opportunities and work experience for a number of inner city residents;
  • Developed a reputable and sustainable working model on how business  can best support the arts;
  • Created a vehicle in which artists and the city gain good publicity;
  • Developed a recognizable brand;
  • Created a positive platform and
  • Built an amazing space and working model for both living and working spaces in the Joburg CBD as well as a symbiotic hub for the cross pollination of ideas and business.

The time has come for INTERMISSION to spread its wings and spread its love for Johannesburg. This is TRANSMISSION the INTERMISSION way.

A VIEW OF THINGS TO COME

Intermission is an equally serious and light-hearted space located on the top (17th – 21st) floors of the Lister Medical Building, 195 Jeppe Street, in the heart of the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD). This rooftop venue overlooking dynamic Johannesburg serves as a break from conventional city spaces, carving out its very own maverick space in this focal part of the city.

Intermission prides itself on being the first roof-top anything in Johannesburg, boasting a ten year history in which it has prudently sought to both reimagine as well as bridge the gap between various groups of people in this cosmopolitan African city. Intermission is a real space, principally informed by its location, it is mindful of its social responsibility to its environment. Intermission therefore looks to provide a platform that is both imaginative and infinite to creatives, researchers, businessmen and women alike who share a keen interest in the development of the Joburg CBD.  

FLOOR SPACE

FACILITIES

Access to:

  • Rooftop garden canteen;
  • Shared central administration, reception and switchboard;
  • Wi-Fi, Broadband, internet connection;
  • Server;
  • Kitchenette, scullery and ablution facilities;
  • Presentation lounge and screening room;
  • Cleaning service(s);
  • Parking and
  • 24/7 Security.

BOOKINGS

INTERMISSION welcomes inventive use Intermission space by external parties (private and corporate) for the purpose of holding and staging: EVENTS / FUNCTIONS / LAUNCHES / PARTIES / EXHIBITIONS / FILMS AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHY etc.!!!

Summit proposals here

 

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