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17 Nov 2018
13 Nov 2018
New PhD Programme Launching Soon!

Join Prof Lokko and interested potential students on Thursday, 15 November 2018 in the GSA Seminar Space (GSA Main) at 14h00. Prof Lokko will be sharing details of the GSA's new doctoral programme, part of the faculty's PhD in Art & Design (with a specialisation in Architecture), aimed at students who have graduated in the past five years, including from the GSA, and current tutors. She will answer questions about funding, programme length, supervisory capacity and the GSA's main methodology, design research. All staff and students are welcome, including those outside the GSA. She will also be sharing excerpts from other design research-led PhDs, including her own. A handy e-Flyer and Application Guidelines will also be shared.

23 Oct 2018
GSA Boogertman+Partners ILS # 15

Jonathan Manning is Group Managing Director at Osmond Lange + Ikemeleng Architects. He made his home in Johannesburg in 1999 after completing his studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. His professional journey in South Africa has included periods working in the offices of Peter Rich as well as OMM Design Workshop + Urban Solutions. In 2004, he co-founded Ikemeleng Architects, a practice that cut its teeth on public infrastructure projects including the Rea Vaya BRT and O.R. Tambo International Airport. Jonathan’s architectural interests are located as much in the voids between buildings as in buildings themselves. Set against the backdrop of South Africa’s immense inequality and incredible spatial distortion, the focus of much of Ikemeleng’s work has been on the public realm in Johannesburg, on the vital negative spaces where experience is collective, where sovereignty is shared and where common identity is forged (or at least should be). Jonathan speaks regularly both locally and internationally at conferences and symposiums on this topic and others linked to work of Osmond Lange + Ikemeleng.

23 Oct 2018
GSA Super Show 2018!

This year, we’re delighted to present ‘SUPER-SHOW 2018’, showcasing the work of almost 100 postgraduate students in our exhibition space at GSA MOAD, 281 Commissioner Street. With outstanding work from students in our six Units, prizes, (very short) speeches and a wine bar, it’s the ‘go-to’ event of the graduate season. Employers, would-be students, alumni, friends and families and the creative and curious are all welcome.

Student showcase

Take a look at the work of GSA students, both past, and present.

  • Prof Lesley Lokko
    People at GSA
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    In every architect is the thought – or hope – that things could be done better. That’s why we do it.

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    - Prof Lesley Lokko
  • Eric Wright
    People at GSA
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    Architecture enables us to simultaneously reflect on the past and forecast new futures. Even at its most understated, architecture inherently looks forward.

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    - Eric Wright
  • Dr Finzi Saidi
    People at GSA
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    Our quest for the epitome of architecture, in education and in practice, should be to design quality liveable spaces for all in society.

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    - Dr Finzi Saidi
  • Mxolisi Makhubo
    People at GSA
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    Architecture is the physical manifestation of our greatest dreams and, sometimes, our greatest insecurities.

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    - Mxolisi Makhubo
  • Ingrid Martens
    People at GSA
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    GSA is an inspirational, innovative and transformative space, where students are given the freedom to experiment in the most exciting and surprising ways, as they redefine and reimagine African architecture.

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    - Ingrid Martens