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04 Jun 2020
21 Apr 2020
AHT Lecture Series Online

Architectural History and Theory Talk Series Online On the 21st of April 2020, Architectural History and Theory at the GSA kicks off the Talks and Workshop Series Online. An important part of Transformative Pedagogies is to develop ways of thinking through architectural knowledge production to enable a critical reading of discourses and a speculative approach to crafting /writing the past and future. This short interdisciplinary series engages with architectural knowledge as situated within a broader field and wider context, including architectural practice, archaeology, literature, art, performance studies, music and history. An exciting line-up of speakers and coordinators take us through their own research and practice, engaging with different parts of the African continent, close and far. In light of Covid-19, this series is now online and open to all. Zoom Meeting ID: 990 039 7159 Email htayob@uj.ac.za for password to attend.

17 Apr 2020
GSA Revitalizer

Revitalizer: GSA Extras 1 Hour. An hour of breathing, wellness and mind body connection. Join Caryn Katz for a 1 Hour Zoom Practice of Radical Acceptance, followed by a live set from DJ DORMANTYOUTH @dormantyouth. 12:30, April 15, 2020 📍Zoom An hour of breathing, wellness and mind-body connection

15 Apr 2020
Dialogues with Dust

An Online Quarantine Marathon: Dialogues with Dust consist of a series of curated online and offline talks, seminars, atmospheric reconstructions, concert-lectures and films interspersed with reading groups and drawing workshops. This series of dialogues raises issues and phenomena relevant to Egypt, Namibia, Johannesburg; and their hauntings, dust, spectres, edge conditions, ancient deserts and contemporary global catastrophes. The wide-spread of Covid-19 alerts us to the unavoidable planetarity of our current moment, asking us to reflect on our entanglements and impact on health, territory and climate. Through the notion of dust, we also contemplate phenomena long since dormant, against those ruptured, urgent and insurgent into atmospheres we inhabit. This marathon engages with a wide range of practices and ways of thinking and making architecture, place, and the world.

Student showcase

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

  • Absalom Makhubu
    People at GSA
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    Architecture is a discipline and like others, it is taught through stories. In this place, we tell our stories through our own imaginaries.

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    - Absalom Makhubu
  • Sumayya Vally
    People at GSA
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    We happen to be alive in an epoch of new, exhilarant and unequaled constructs of time, place and conditions - which, with our agency, are capable of producing extraordinary environments. That is especially true of here. The future must be African.

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    - Sumayya Vally
  • Thiresh Govender
    People at GSA
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    Our future is enmeshed in this reality. To shape it, we steal its nuances and deploy them to other worlds yet to come.

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    - Thiresh Govender
  • 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