MEMORY AND RESILIENCE • 3 – 5 MAY 2018
Architecture ZA 2018 (#AZA18), Africa’s premier urban cultural festival focused on architecture, was held at 012Central in the Pretoria inner city from 3-5 May 2018. Presented and hosted by the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) and co-hosted by the University of Pretoria (UP) and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), this three-day festival comprised two days of conference presentations and one day of tours and masterclasses.
The programme included keynote presentations, parallel sessions, student design sessions, films, and professional practice sessions. Under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’, the #AZA18 programme focussed on issues of design and practice concerning environmental potential, cultural heritage and human settlement. The event was extremely well-attended by over 1,000 architectural and built environment professionals, students, sponsors and exhibitors.
After the launch of the first event in 2010, the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) registered the Architecture ZA (AZA) brand in order to grow and develop the event over the coming years. Since its launch, the event has become a significant national multi-disciplinary symposium, highlighting the role of design in economic and social endeavours, and creating an inspiring platform for engagement and the sharing of work, projects and ideas. Architecture ZA is Africa’s premier urban cultural festival focused on architecture and is structured to target the largest possible audience of architectural professionals, academics, students, the wider built environment and design fraternities, and interested members of the public.
We are currently in the planning stages of ArchitectureZA 2019 (AZA19). Watch this space for more information or reach out to us if you would like to get involved. We look forward to bringing you another superb AZA experience!