Posted: 10 October 2019
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Thiresh Govender. Homegrown Series # 09. © Fred Swart

Thiresh Govender
No. 9
South Africa

He’s the founder of UrbanWorks Architecture and Urbanism, Unit 14 Leader and keen observer of all things Johannesburg . . . in the four years since Unit 14 has been teaching at the GSA, Thiresh has skillfully managed to weave together teaching, practice, research and personal interests into a seamless whole. PLOT (affectionately referred to as the ‘GSA Annex’) is a much-loved and much-visited second home to many of the GSA’s tutors and recent graduates. He spoke to a packed house on Thursday, 27 September 2018.

Interesting Facts:
In his own words, he is ‘stubborn’ and ‘inspiring.’ Just like Johannesburg.
He spent a year at the Bartlett and has taught at ETH.
He’s fascinated by risk.
He thinks facts are much stranger than fiction.