FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture
VOL 2, Noir Radical, will be launched on September 4th, hosted by Lesley Lokko and Caroline Wanjiku Kihato. FOLIO VOL 2 Features work from 38 contributors from Africa and the African Diaspora, including current and former graduate students from @happeningatthegsa and supported by a grant from @grahamfoundation. Published with assistance from @whatsonatssa.
CWCG Awards Ceremony 2020
Join us for a celebration of student award winners of the GSA-CWGC competition held in February this year. Open to all GSA past and present students and staff! Wednesday 19th August 2020 4pm The Commonwealth War Graves Commission South African Memorial Design competition was created to invite new and innovative ideas for the design of a new standalone memorial for South Africa. Through the competition, the CWGC seeks to source a diverse range of responses that commemorate, by name, the sacrifice of the fallen and reflects the culture of the South African people. Designs were invited, that were to be site-sensitive, affordable and respond to a contemporary South African context, sited in Cape Town. They were undertaken by student groups at the Graduate School of Architecture, UJ, to inform the eventual memorial to be created by a South African architect. Keep watch on our social media channels for an announcement of the winning 3 finalist student submissions!
AHT Lecture Series Online - Semester #2
On the 28th of July we kick off the extended architectural history and theory Talks Series Online for semester 2. Building on provocative and insightful talks in Q2, this term we have a brilliant line-up of inter-discplinary speakers who will talk about their research focused on Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, South Africa and beyond. Topics range from questions of pedagogy to museography, leisure, archives and spatio-political reflections on the contemporary moment we find ourselves in. This lecture series is part of the Architectural History and Theory course for Honours students at the GSA. In light of Covid-19, this series is now online and open to all. Zoom meeting ID: 990 039 7159 Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the password.
Call for Applications: Master of Architecture in Design Theory and Practice
Convened by Prof. António Tomás, the GSA is offering for the second year a Master of Architecture (Degree in Design, Theory and Practice) that intends to equip students with skills and knowledge to enable them to pursue professional careers within and beyond architectural practice, in government, NGO’s, research institutions and in academia. The programme is also geared towards preparing candidates for studies at PhD level. The programme focuses on a key number of areas of interest such as architectural theory, history of architecture, urban design, urban social theory and processes of urbanisation in Africa. Click here for more information!
Unit 12R Seeing South Seminar
GSA Seeing South Seminar Hosted by Unit 12R Kicking off our Seeing South Winter School, Unit 12 invites you to join our story-telling circle with architectural mystics, story-tellers and stories from across the oceans.
AHT Lecture Series Online
Architectural History and Theory Talk Series Online On the 21st of April 2020, Architectural History and Theory at the GSA kicks off the Talks and Workshop Series Online. An important part of Transformative Pedagogies is to develop ways of thinking through architectural knowledge production to enable a critical reading of discourses and a speculative approach to crafting /writing the past and future. This short interdisciplinary series engages with architectural knowledge as situated within a broader field and wider context, including architectural practice, archaeology, literature, art, performance studies, music and history. An exciting line-up of speakers and coordinators take us through their own research and practice, engaging with different parts of the African continent, close and far. In light of Covid-19, this series is now online and open to all. Zoom Meeting ID: 990 039 7159 Email email@example.com for password to attend.