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15 Sep 2019
06 Sep 2019
Homegrown: Celebrating African Architectural Talent

Homegrown is a social media and print campaign that celebrates the African talent in our GSA-Boogertman + Partners International Lecture Series. Each week, we plan to release a short description, video link (if available) and information about the amazing line-up of African and architects who've spoken in the series since it began in 2016. The series is listed alphabetically and draws conceptually on the idea of the periodic table. Each description will have a link to the introductions that we've made over the years, an interesting and perhaps unknown fact about the speaker and the date of their lecture. All Africans, including South Africans and Africans-in-the-Diaspora, are included. At our last count, we've had 31 African speakers out of a total of 47, which we believe is something worth celebrating, particularly in this very difficult week for South Africa.

06 Sep 2019
Huda Tayob wins prestigious award!

Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture The GSA is delighted to announce that Dr Huda Tayob, Senior Lecturer and History and Theory Programme Convenor has been selected as a Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) Mellon fellow for the project, Centring Africa: Postcolonial Perspectives on Architecture. The CCA’s collaborative and multi-disciplinary project on post-independence architecture in sub-Saharan Africa questions architecture’s role in decolonisation, neocolonialism and globalisation across the continent, along with the methods and conventions of studying architectural and urban histories. Huda Tayob’s 18-month project looks into the event-architecture of the Kumasi, Accra, Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam pan-African conferences and congresses which were held between 1953 and 1974.

05 Aug 2019
Trans (Film Screening & Panel Discussion)

Join the GSA and Women Architecture Community in an evening of films, talks and discussions on the subject of women, gender and architecture. To celebrate Women’s Month and the GSA’s recent entry to the global Women-in-Architecture Film Competition, we will be showing our two short films, A Manifesto of Feminist Upheaval and The Master’s House, by Prof Lesley Lokko, Sumayya Vally, Dr Huda Tayob and Sarah de Villiers. Sumayya Vally, Dr Huda Tayob and Prof Lesley Lokko will chair the discussion. What importance does gender have in the design and shaping of the built environment? What does it mean to be a ‘female’ architect? What are the difficult questions around race, gender and class in South Africa’s architectural culture and community? Do women design differently? What are some of the more pressing questions around gender and identity at this time?

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
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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
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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