Posted: 27 April 2019

“...rather than have a kind of universal curriculum that everybody follows, almost irrespective of who they are or where they’ve come from, this actually asks you to take a position on architecture. And for the students here, particularly the black students who’ve been so marginalised from the profession, it suddenly offers them a space to explore things that were always considered ‘not architectural enough’. So, we found opening up the range of media, the range of issues, the range of ideas, has been completely liberating for African students.” - Prof Lesley Lokko, GSA UJ. 

The GSA is the only architecture school in Africa offering the unit system, where the learning environment is organised around year-long design studios or 'units'. Lesley Lokko, Director of the Graduate School of Architecture since 2014, writes for the #Bartlett100 Cultural Resonance archive on the inception, growth and meaning of the Graduate School of architecture at University of Johannesburg South Africa.
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