GSA Lecture Series 2022: Translations by Alberto Pottenghi
18 August 2022
18:30 - 20:00
Bunting Road Campus,
University of Johannesburg
Wine Bar: 18:00
Welcome Note & Talk: 18:30 – 19:15
Q&A: 19:15 – 19:45
Alberto Pottenghi (Mantua, 1977) is a research associate in Architectural Design and Participation under the supervision of Francis Kéré at the Technical University of Munich (DE). He is also currently involved, as a guest lecturer, with the Advanced Design Studio: New Tools at the Yale School of Architecture (New Haven, USA).
Alberto graduated in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic and attended the Faculty of Architecture of the QUT, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, AUS) in 2004. In 2006-2007 he pursued research in Japan on Japanese traditional architecture and society. He has collaborated with architectural practices in Japan and England, including Claudio Silvestrin Architects (London, UK) on projects in California, South Korea and France. In 2009 he co-founded MONOatelier together with Mariana Sendas, a practice based in Milan and Porto with projects in Italy, Portugal and Switzerland.
From 2011 until 2018 he collaborated at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH), with Valentin Bearth (Chur, CH) and Eduardo Souto de Moura (Porto, PT). Since 2012 he has collaborated with Francis Kéré (Berlin, DE) with whom he founded, the Building Reality Workshop working on sites throughout Africa. From 2013 until 2017, in collaboration with the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH), he coordinated the Learning by Doing workshop, building several temporary structures for public institutions, including the Architecture Biennale di Venezia. In 2018 he was professor of the course ‘Introduction to the African Continent’ at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH).
From 2017 he has worked as a research associate at the chair of Architectural Design and Participation, under the supervision of Francis Kéré, at Technical University of Munich (DE). He is currently involved, as guest lecturer, at the course Advanced Design Studio: New Tools at YALE School of Architecture (New Haven, USA).
All lectures are free and open to the public.
All lectures earn Cat 1,0,3 CPD credits.