Marguerite teaches in the third year design studio at the Department of Architecture, Pretoria. The process and product of design are explored at the scale of medium sized public buildings in an urban context – in particular, our city is seen as a laboratory for investigation. The design experience includes a wide range of artefacts contesting a narrow definition of architecture and at various scales from the urban to detail and elemental design. Visual literacy and its manifestation in design communication suggest exposure to a range of media which extends the design experience and blurs the boundaries of design disciplines. Provocative juxtapositions or superimpositions and the spaces in-between appositions form the exploratory grounds – as an extension of the subject theory of design.