Posted: 05 June 2020
GSA Files. Kshir Bedhesi. ST #05. © Fred Swart

Kshir Bedhesi
Student Files #05

Kshir completed his Bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Witwatersrand, thereafter applying for his Master’s degree at the Graduate School of Architecture in 2018. He was immediately seduced into ideologies and profound conceptual explorations in his interview with Professor Lesley Lokko when applying to join the GSA. He was truly inspired by Professor Lesley Lokko and Sumayya Vally when he joined their unit in his final year of masters and had them as his supervisors. He will always be inspired by them and will forever strive to change the future of art, design and architecture. He was so inspired by Unit 12 that he has begun his own personal explorations into speculative architecture.


Q: What was your time at the GSA like?
A: Incredible, challenging and life-altering.


Q: How has the GSA impacted your life?
A: In the way I approach architecture, design and by pushing the boundaries of my creative abilities.


Q: How do you think the GSA is shifting the profession?
A: It has impacted my thinking and approach to architecture and design.


Q: What do you have to say to future applicants and the next generation of architects?
A: Push the boundaries of every aspect of your life. Be profound!


Q: How do you describe the movement we are creating at the school?
A: Profound and what Africa is in dire need of.


Q: Describe the GSA in one word / sentence.
A: Incredible!


Q: Which staff member made an impact on your life at the GSA?
A: Lesley Lokko.


Kshir Bedhesi - Unit 12 Alumni, 2018. Graphic Design: © DieAteljee

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