GSA Staff win Serpentine Pavilion commission for 2020!
University of Johannesburg (UJ) Graduate School of Architecture staff, Sumayya Vally and Sarah de Villiers, together with Amina Kaskar, become the youngest ever all-woman team commissioned to design the Serpentine pavilion. The 20-year-old Serpentine is one of the most prestigious commissions in the architecture world. The commission, to create an experimental temporary structure in London’s Kensington Gardens, is one of the most prestigious architectural events of the year. The Serpentine Galleries announced that 2020's architects would be the South African studio Counterspace, which is led by Vally and De Villiers, both lecturers at UJ, and Kaskar the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).
Visions 20/20: 5 Year Retrospective of the Graduate School of Architecture UJ
Opening: Monday 17th February at 18:00 In this exhibition, we reflect on the visionaries that have crafted the flagship Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg; including its staff, its supporters, but also most importantly, its student visionaries. We celebrate the stellar work that has grown, emerged and extrapolated deeply complex, trans-continental issues in spatial practice; and use it as a gaze toward a continued, and ever expanding horizon that strives for excellence, imagination and criticality. Hindsight may certainly be 20/20, but from here we look forward into a newly created courageous space of architectural pedagogical pursuit, ever further to be imagined and fought for, ever more deeply.
GSA Reading Group 2020 #1: Queer Territories
We kick-off with three exciting new Reading Groups in Quarter 1, led by Jabu Absolom Makhubu, Tuliza Sindi and Pandeani Liphosa, This week's Queer Territories commences with readings from David Bell and Jon Binnie, and Hugo Canham. Click here for more information.
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