News 15 Aug 2018
Special Screening of A+F Film

Join us this Friday 17 August 2018 at 14h30 for a special screening of The Pearl Button, an outstanding documentary by acclaimed Chilean filmmaker, Patricio Guzmán. 'Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button embedded in a rail found on its ocean floor. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are also indigenous people and their tragic history; the first English sailors who took back to England a native traded for a button (nicknamed 'Jenny Button') and also those of its political prisoners from the Pinochet era. Using both archival images and gorgeous new footage, The Pearl Button manages once again to convey different periods of history and geography in a gripping tale of our modern world.'

News 14 Aug 2018
GSA To Become An Academic Partner to Places Journal

We are thrilled to announce that the GSA has been invited to become an academic partner to PLACES Journal in the company of schools such as Sci-Arc, Columbia University, ETH Zürich, MIT, Pratt and many more. We are the first and only African partner so look out for articles and essays by more African scholars, staff and students in the coming year. Places Journal is an essential and trusted resource on the future of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. We harness the power of public scholarship to promote equitable cities and resilient landscapes. In these pages you will find writers, designers, and artists who are responding to the profound challenges of our time: environmental health and social inequity, climate change, resource scarcity, human migration, rapid technological innovation, and the erosion of the public sphere. These challenges demand that we rethink how we plan, design, construct, and maintain the built environment. They also demand that ambitious design research and practice move from the margins to the centre of cultural discussion. Please see

News 13 Aug 2018
How To Put A Portfolio Together: A Video!

In this short video, Prof Lokko, Sumayya Vally, Sarah de Villiers and two current students, Terrence Mkhwanazi and Ajit Mistry show you how to put your 5-10 page portfolio together, what to expect in the interview and how to talk about your work. The video is packed with handy tips, hints, examples and lots of commentary on what makes a good portfolio, how to combine image and text and what we're looking for in a potential GSA student. To see the video, either go to our home page and wait for the carousel at the top to load, or visit our Vimeo page:

News 10 Aug 2018
History & Theory Programme Leader Vacancy

We are seeking an exceptionally motivated, qualified and energetic applicant to fulfil the role of Programme Leader in History & Theory, responsible for shaping, managing and delivering a world-class History & Theory course. In the first year of your appointment, the emphasis will be on the design and implementation of the History & Theory Dissertation (HTD) course within the School’s main programme, the professional M Arch. Thereafter, the emphasis will shift from the day-to-day management and oversight of the M Arch (Prof) programme to developing a unique post-professional MA in Critical Theory and/or Contemporary History & Theory, tailored specifically to the African and global South contexts. For more details, please send an e-mail to Senior Ops Manager Denise Fouché at Closing date: 30 September 2018

News 07 Aug 2018
Urban Stories: The City Through Cinema

A short report by HTD Convener Hugh Fraser is now available online, together with the edited film made by M1 students following an excellent workshop and screening by Visiting Research Fellow Chiara Ingrosso. See the UJ Vimeo page ( to view the film!

News 04 Aug 2018
Intellectual Property Lectures

Intellectual property rights are a burning topic for architectural students and practitioners alike. In this four-part series, intellectual property specialists Denise Fouché, Ursula Baravelle and Tebogo Macethe will take you through a range of topics related to IP, including registering your designs, copyright ownership, protecting your work and how to work collaboratively.

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