Politics of African Architecture: Workshop, Paper Presentations, Exhibition & Keynotes
The Politics of Architecture in Africa Workshop at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS) is organised in collaboration with the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London and the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
Corobrik Awards 2019!
Please join staff and students of the GSA in an exhibition and prizegiving ceremony of the top final year students entered for the 2019 Corobrik awards.
GSA Summer Show 2019!
Join us as we present this year's graduates at our annual Summer Show - an evening of celebration, conversation and outstanding work of this year's students and staff (and 5 years of the GSA!) in full bloom. GSA METRO 68 Juta Street, Braamfontein Show opens at 18h00, Bar and after-party at 19h30
GSA Film Project Wins a Place in the Finals!
Two of the staff-student collaborations in the global Women in Architecture film competition have been selected as finalists! The two short films, The Master's House and An Inventory of Feminist Upheaval, directed by Prof Lesley Lokko, Dr Huda Tayob, Sumayya Vally and Sarah de Villiers, in collaboration with architects Kate Otten, Tanzeem Razak, Amina Kaskar, Althea Peacock, Dr Philippa Tumubweinee and students Gugulethu Mthembu, Olasumbo Olaniyi, Cornel Hugo, Yolisa Nqonqosa, Heidi Lu, Meladi Montjane, Terrence Mkhwanazi, Tonia Murray and Tarika Pather. The film competition, organised by New York-based ArchiteXX, will hold a screening in New York on October 20, 2019 at 6pm at the Cinépolis Chelsea, 260 W 23rd Street, NY 1011. STUDENT FILM FINALISTS Anne Lacaton by Jacob Walter Chiu-Hwa Wang by Hsuliyu Muto, Simin Lee, Dioxi Research The ABC’s of Pamela Cluff by Samantha Leger, Rebecca Rogers An Inventory of Feminist Upheaval by Lesley Lokko, Sarah de Villiers, Sumayya Vally & Huda Tayob The Master’s Tools by Lesley Lokko, Sarah de Villiers, Sumayya Vally & Huda Tayob Nikole Bouchard by Brodie Kerst Pasifica Women in Architecture by Arielle Roache & Vula To’ofohe Women In Construction by Torerra Cardoso, Karyna Enahoro, Micaiah Newell-Grant, Serena Harris & Gugulethu Moyo E1027 by Emily Cass, Max Ouellette-Howitz & Seth Thompson
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.
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.