Posted: 21 May 2019
A Master in Architecture graduate from YALE University, Issa Diabaté is the Managing Director of the Koffi & Diabaté Architectes office and co-founder of Koffi & Diabaté Group. From 1991 to 1993, Issa Diabaté interned in architecture firms in Côte d’Ivoire (Goly Kouassi), the United States (Devrouax and Purnell) and in France (Jean Nouvel et Catani) where he participated in the “Cité Judiciaire de Nantes” contest. In May 1994, he joined the SAU Guillaume Koffi office as Architect Intern, to return in 1995 as Architectural Projects Manager. In 2001, Issa Diabaté partnered with Guillaume Koffi in the creation of Koffi & Diabaté Architectes. A member of Côte d’Ivoire’s Order of Architects (CNOA), Issa’s design work has presented at Senegal’s DAK’ART Contemporary Art Biennale (1998 laureate), and most recently at the exhibitions Abidjanow (Côte d’Ivoire) and Design Indaba (South Africa). He is one of ten African designers who worked on the IKEA and ÖVERALLT collection at the Design Indaba. Issa Diabaté has been appointed Knight of the Order of Cultural Merit in Côte d’Ivoire.
30 May 2019
FADA Auditorium, Bunting Road Campus, University Of Johannesburg.
Wine Bar: 18h00
Welcome Note & Talk: 18:30 – 19:15
Q & A: 19:15 – 19:45
Please note: all lectures are free and open to the public. All lectures earn CAT 1, 0.3 CPD credits. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please come early to avoid disappointment!