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28 Mar 2019
GSA-BOOGERTMAN+PARTNERS ILS # 6 - JEANNETTE PLAUT

Jeannette Plaut graduated from the University of Chile. In 2008, together with her partner Marcelo Sarovic, she founded Constructo. She has worked as an academic at the Catholic Universities of Chile and Andrés Bello, and has given talks at various institutions such as the University of Leipzig Germany, and the Universities Diego Portales, Concepción, Federico Santa María and San Sebastián, in Chile. She was a consultant for the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of ECLAC (2004-2010). In her work as a curator, she stands out as director of YAP_Constructo in Chile (Young Architects Program), an annual competition to promote innovative architecture in young architects, associated with MoMA (New York), MAXXI (Rome), Istanbul Modern (Istambúl) and MMCA (Seoul). She was the director of the national exhibition of the XV Architecture Biennial of Chile in 2006, director of the international meeting of architects of the XIV Architecture Biennial of Chile in 2004 and 2002. She has been a curator of exhibitions such as the "Architectural and Urban Case Show", exhibited at the Chile Pavilion at the Shanghai Universal Exhibition (2010), as well as the exhibition "Extraordinary: New Practices in Chilean Architecture" at the Center for Architecture AIA in New York in 2016. Plaut is part of the jury of the Rolex Mentor & Protégés Arts Initiative (Switzerland), jury of the Ibero-American Biennial 2014 / BIAU organized by the Spanish Government, nominator of the Mies Crown Hall of the Americas Prize of the Illinois Institute of Technology (2014-2016), and selected in 2016 to be part of the MoMA International Curatorial Institute in Modern and Contemporary Art. She is also the author of PULSO: New Architecture in Chile (Editorial Constructo, 2008), Rafael Iglesia (together with Sebastián Bianchi, Ediciones Universidad Andrés Bello, 2011), CEPAL 1962_1966 (together with Marcelo Sarovic, Editorial Constructo, 2012), PULSO 2: New Architecture in Latin America (together with Marcelo Sarovic, Editorial Constructo, 2014).

16 Mar 2019
GSA-BOOGERTMAN+PARTNERS ILS # 5 - MAE-LING LOKKO

Coconut Coup d'État: On Activating Generative Justice through Design Dr Mae-ling Lokko is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of the Building Sciences Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research centers on the upcycling of agro-waste and bio-polymer materials into high performance, clean building material systems for humidity control, indoor air-quality remediation and water-quality control applications. Lokko holds a PhD and MSc in Architectural Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BA from Tufts University, USA. Her research integrates a broad range of technical, environmental, social and cultural criteria that questions contemporary material value systems, business models for upcycling and evolves material life-cycle design criteria to meet generative justice criteria Lokko’s work has been exhibited at Istanbul Design Biennial 2018, Liverpool Biennial 2018 at RIBA-North, Biodesign at the Rhode Island School of Design, ANO Institute of Contemporary Arts (2017); Mmofra Foundation, Ghana (2017); Chale Wote Festival Accra, Ghana (2016); Rotch Golden Cube, Troy, USA (2016) and Advanced Energy Conference, New York, USA (2016). She is the founder of Willow Technologies Ltd., based in Accra, Ghana, that upcycles agrowaste for water-quality treatment and affordable building materials from agricultural waste and emerging bio-adhesives

18 Mar 2019
Larval Landscapes

A group of staff and students (Unit 15X) at the GSA is working with counterparts at ARDHI University, the Tanzanian government and the World Bank to upgrade open public spaces in the capital city, Dar-es-Salaam. Larval Landscapes explores landscape design in three pilot sites: Mnazi Moja in the inner city; Mangomeni located along a bus transit route; and Mwembe Yanga in Temeke, in a residential area. Drawing on Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage, Larval Landscapes hopes to challenge current municipal legislation by exploring alternative design frameworks that offer new identities and opportunities for the city’s open spaces.

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