Dialogues with Dust
An Online Quarantine Marathon: Dialogues with Dust consist of a series of curated online and offline talks, seminars, atmospheric reconstructions, concert-lectures and films interspersed with reading groups and drawing workshops. This series of dialogues raises issues and phenomena relevant to Egypt, Namibia, Johannesburg; and their hauntings, dust, spectres, edge conditions, ancient deserts and contemporary global catastrophes. The wide-spread of Covid-19 alerts us to the unavoidable planetarity of our current moment, asking us to reflect on our entanglements and impact on health, territory and climate. Through the notion of dust, we also contemplate phenomena long since dormant, against those ruptured, urgent and insurgent into atmospheres we inhabit. This marathon engages with a wide range of practices and ways of thinking and making architecture, place, and the world.
Unit 17 Q1 Remote Review
GSA & COVID-19: REMOTE UPDATE SERIES Retrospect: GSA Unit 17 @unit_17_gsa Clips from U17 Quarter 1 Review External Reviewers: Jaco Jonker & Clara Cruz Almeida
The GSA Social Media Team proposed a strategy which, above all else, aims to help students and staff stay connected, with a sense of solidarity of collective experiences, while in isolation, and continuity of the School's agenda, and determined commitment to our student's learning experiences. #ViewFromMyDesk is a daily feature which shows a single image of a workspace, a screen, a drawing or model of a particular student from a Unit or course. A different Unit/course is featured every day, and occasionally those of staff and visiting critics abroad to reflect the broader community which we are connected to.
GSA & COVID-19: REMOTE UPDATE SERIES
GSA & COVID-19: REMOTE UPDATE SERIES Retrospect: GSA Unit 15x Dar Es Salaam 2020 Unit 15x students and staff visited Tanzania, including Dar Es Salaam, Pugu Hills, Masingini forest and Jozani mangroves and forest area. #STAYCONNECTED on our social media platforms for daily updates on current digital classes, reviews and work in progress of the GSA students and staff—working hard and keeping spirits high as we collectively navigate the COVID-19 outbreak, while classes remain suspended. Remember to keep your hands washed; avoid touching your face and close-contact with others, and public transport or crowded places if you are able to. Visit www.nicd.ac.za for more information. Stay healthy out there! #iamstayinghomeGSA #unitsystemafrica #happeningatthegsa #gsaunit15x
SLOW Recast | Simulcast
"There is a profound realisation when we recognize an extreme shift in the normal, happening right before us. Beyond simply figuring out how to continue, we must search for means and methods to position ourselves within change, not just in reaction with it. The challenge we are facing, in sharing ideas, meeting up and discussing the world, presents an opportunity to find new ways to capture, communicate and dialogue." In light of the COVID-19 pandemic creating a shift in the daily norm, GSA Unit 13 embraced the extreme change and searched & investigated means & methods, beyond reaction. With that, Slow Simulcast was launched, an exhibition that culminates in an online dialogue. GSA & COVID-19: REMOTE UPDATE SERIES Retrospect: GSA Unit 13 Clips from U13 Quarter 1 Review - 2020/03/23 Instagram: @gsa_unit_13
GSA RESEARCH SEMINAR 2020 #2 Dr. Fazil Moradi
TRANSLATIONAL IMAGINARIES AND PLANETARY MEMORIES Presented by Dr Fazil Moradi "In our world of technological change and translational practices, we are observing multiple and widespread access to the violence of “the past”. Translation, I argue, entangles hospitality, opens up the past, and put us in touch with the untranslatable death that gives way to an undeterminable future. Against this backdrop, I assess how science and technology, politics and law, photographs, people, language, modernity’s infrastructure of annihilation, and evidentiary institutions institute and conserve tele-evidence that becomes central to political, national and planetary memories of political violence."