News 09 Nov 2020
GSA Summer Show 2020

Intimate Frames: GSA Summer Show 2020 This year has seen spatial spillages of the world into our homes - the home holding as a loose epicentre for drawn in spatial imaginaries. Mothers bring in fruit during our Zoom calls, hadedas croon in over the microphone. This, while we pursue Namibia, Dar Es Salaam, the City of Tshwane, Cairo, and inner-city Johannesburg through our laptop screens, our Instagram reel, while sitting at the dinner table, on our beds or at our home work-desk. Domestic life spills over into conversations concerning political frameworks, gender equality, identity, edge conditions, economies and all sorts of global processes at play, in space. GSA Summer Show retreats into intimate views: Celebrating the immense resilience and ingenuity of our students, and the care of our staff, we invite you to share, from your own bedrooms, lounges or kitchens, in this year’s show, promising to be a digital collective experience like no other! Click here for a link to the Summer Show website.

News 03 Nov 2020
Transformative Practices: Reflect

Transformative Practices: Research Paradigms Reflection Session Date: 6 November 2020 Time: 16:00 - 18:00 (SAST) This is the last seminar of this first series of Transformative Practices which is to be continued next semester. This Friday's webinar will provide an opportunity to reflect on the idea of how design research can be understood to operate within varying modes of practice as evidenced in the presentations in October from ecoLogic Studio, Emma Nsugbe, Anastasia Samoylova and Sean Canty. We will outline the planned range of options for the pursuit of advanced design research at the GSA in the form of the MArch (Design Theory, Practice) and the PhD options (through traditional, design-led and practice-based approaches) and describe how these will be structured in the next academic year.

News 23 Oct 2020
Transformative Practices 1.4 Lecture: Sean Canty

Sean Canty will be presenting a lecture this Thursday (29th October). This lecture is part of a series to be held in October, and will, through conversations and presentations, address the topic of design research. All lectures are free and open to the public, and earn CAT 1, 0,3 CPD credits per hour attendance.

News 19 Oct 2020
Transformative Practices: Seminar RE: 1.3

Transformative Practices: Research Paradigms RE1.3 Anastasia Samoylova Date: 23 October 2020 Time: 16:00 - 18:00 (SAST) These seminars will investigate different modalities of design research and how in practice-based -research, tacit and embedded knowledge surfaces in the process and production of design to reveal motivations and influences. We will explore the expansive diversity and differentiated representation of design research and how such research might inform broader practice. Invited cultural practitioners will share their research practices.

News 19 Oct 2020
Transformative Practices: RE 1.3: Anastasia Samoylova

Transformative Practices: Lectures on Design Research Conducted by Dr Mark Raymond and Dr Dorotea Ottaviani Lecture RE.1.3 Anastasia Samoylova Date: 22 October 2020 Time: 18:00 - 20:00 (SAST)

News 12 Oct 2020
GSA Open Doors Open Day

Thinking of studying a post-graduate degree in architecture in 2021? Interested students are invited to join us on Friday 16th October or Saturday 17th October for expanded responses to some of the frequently asked questions and for further information. Friday 16 October: 11:00-12:00 Saturday 17 October: 11:00-12:00 This briefing session will be held on MS Teams The GSA (Graduate School of Architecture) at the University of Johannesburg was founded in 2015 with the mandate to transform contemporary African architectural education. Located in Johannesburg, one of the world’s most exciting and challenging cities, we offer a world-class architectural educational experience to our students. We are the only dedicated African post-graduate school of architecture and the only African school to adopt the unit system. The African continent is recognised as a uniquely challenging and creative laboratory in which we explore new ways to think and work. Through our two year combined programme students can study towards a SACAP professional qualification in architecture. The first year is the studio-based Bachelor of Architecture Honours leading to the second year studio-based Master of Architecture programme. Applications close 30 October 2020.

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