News 22 Apr 2021
Publication: Amílcar Cabral | The Life of the Reluctant Nationalist by Prof António Tomás

GSA is proud to announce that GSA Post-Professional Research Convenor Prof António Tomás’s work on Amílcar Cabral has just been published. The biography narrates Cabral’s revolutionary trajectory, from his early life in Portuguese Guinea to his death at the hands of his own men. It details his quest for national sovereignty, through the life of Cabral, António Tomás critically reflects on existing ways of thinking and writing about the independence of Lusophone Africa. Click to Read More.

News 13 Apr 2021
Appointment of new GSA Director | Prof Mark Raymond

The Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) has appointed architect and educator Prof Mark Raymond (Trinidad and Tobago/UK) as the new Director of Africa’s largest dedicated postgraduate architectural school. Click To Read More.

News 12 Feb 2021
FADA FABLAB OPENS! 2021

The Fablab is an interdisciplinary design workshop located in G100 and is a facility used for the production of student academic projects and staff research. It is an innovative space which offers training and knowledge about new technology like virtual reality, CNC routers, laser cutters and 3D printers- it also offers access to machines and tools like vinyl cutters, a vinyl press, large format printer, guillotines. It also hosts a small workshop with hand and motorised tools with restricted access. The workshop is open to all GSA students. There is mandatory health and safety training and will be organised by the GSA.. Materials and consumables are on sale at cost. CNC machines and printers are charged at a nominal rate per minute. Payments can be made via Snapscan or EFT. Director: Denver Hendricks, HoD DoA (denverh@uj.ac.za) Technical Workshop Assistant: Trevor McGurk (fadafablab@uj.ac.za) Software Training & Fabrication Assistant: Jesse Dymond (fadafablab@uj.ac.za) General Enquiries: Gabisile Mahlangu (gmahlangu@uj.ac.za) Administration Officer, Gabisile Mahlangu. Opening Times: Monday: 9h00-13h00 Tuesday: 12h00-16h00 Wednesday: 9h00-13h00 Thursday: 9h00-13h00 Friday: 9h00-13h00

News 10 Feb 2021
ACADEMIC YEAR KICK-OFF & UNIT PRESENTATION!

This Monday, 15th of February we start off our 2021 Academic Calendar. Even though we can’t meet in person, the 2021 Unit Selections still promise to be as compelling as ever. We look forward to seeing the M1 and incoming students at the Unit Selections online. Be sure to be online at 09h40.

News 23 Nov 2020
Invitation: GSA-Corobrik Student Awards

GSA Corobrik Award Ceremony 2020! This year was a challenging year for many but that did not stop the country’s architectural students from producing some of the finest works and dissertations in many major universities. Corobrik has consistently awarded this hard work and 2020 is no different; giving students the opportunity to compete for the national title. Please join staff and students of the GSA in an online exhibition and prize-giving ceremony of our top final year students entered for the 34th Corobrik Student Architectural Awards.

News 20 Nov 2020
GSA Lecture - WAI Think Tank with Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski

GSA Lecture: WAI Architecture Think Tank with Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski, Friday 27th Nov 2020, 6pm - 8pm SAST. Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski (WAI Think Tank) are currently Associate Professors at Virginia Tech. Their recently published Manual of Anti-Racist Architecture Education (https://waithinktank.com/Anti-Racist-Education-Manual) posits a powerful and timely rethinking of how contemporary architectural education is observed to embody issues of social injustice and institutional racism. Architectural history and theory is critiqued through the deployment of subverted seminal modern graphic motifs to reframe commonly accepted premises. The GSA hopes to be engaging closely with WAI Think Tank next year and this lecture will serve to introduce and welcome this important new voice to the GSA.

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