Peter Rich’s greatest contribution to African architecture has been through his seminal research into African concepts of space-making in sub Saharan Africa. He has successfully applied this knowledge in his Architectural practice Peter Rich Architect’s, in improving the quality of life of African communities. By telling the stories of both living and past cultures through […]
Richard Stretton is the founder of Koop Design, a small architecture and furniture design practice in Durban, South Africa. Koop has won numerous awards for architecture, sustainability and product design. Stretton has built, designed and manufactured using timber throughout his professional life. Early projects in the 1990’s were in remote Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, where he […]
Ros Greeff MMC Ros Greeff is in charge of oversight in a department that is responsible for reducing urban sprawl, by-law enforcement and land settlement transformation within Johannesburg. Yondela Silimela Executive Director: Development Planning Yondela Silimela heads the city transformation and land use management offices directing the overall spatial vision for the city.
Peter Kidger is Director of Marketing and Exports at Corobrik. He has had a long term passion for understanding the performance of clay brick in architecture and for delivering finest quality, sustainable built environments.
Rakau Lekota Registered professional architect, an employee of the Department of Public Works. Appointed as chief architect for the Pretoria regional office, among others responsible for architectural services to client departments. Councillor at SACAP and state representative: Chair of education committee which consists of Validations, Heads of Schools and Professional Practice examinations. Yashaen Luckan Yashaen […]
Lecture: Architecture of Consequence Khalied Jacobs, Jakupa Architects, Partner, South Africa Khalied is an urban designer in private practice and is a founding member of the Cape Town based Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers. Khalied’s primary interest is in the humanist ideals of city making and has promoted notions of equity and justice through his work across the […]
Lecture: Reclaiming Space: Riwaq’s 50 Village Project in Rural Palestine Cultural Heritage as a tool for Economic, Cultural and Social Exploring spatial possibilities in Palestine: Riwaq’s ‘50 Villages’ project as a mean to stitch the fragmanted landscape. Yara Sharif, Riwaq-Centre For Architectural Conservation, Architect, Palestine/London Yara Sharif is a practicing architect and academic with an interest in design as […]
Lecture: Rule-based architectural design Steffen Lemmerzahl, ETH, Partner, Zürich, Switzerland Steffen Lemmerzahl graduated as an architect at ETH, Zürich. After his degree he joined the office of Christian Kerez. As Steffen is using and programming computers since more than 20 years he tried to combine both worlds at the Chair of CAAD at ETHZ from 2004-2010, where he covered […]
￼Lecture: Global Trends Daniel Silke, Analyst, Futurist And Author, South Africa Daniel Silke is an Independent Political Analyst, Author and Keynote Speaker specializing in South African and International politics. He has a specialist interest in political parties and elections and is a renowned Futurist lecturing widely on issues surrounding global change, volatility and the future of the world. […]
Lecture: Sanitation and housing projects in India which form part of her PhD ‘Incremental Cities’ Julia King, Julia King Studio, Unit 3 Studio Tutor, London, UK Julia King is an architectural designer focusing on sanitation and participatory processes in developing countries. She is also a researcher on the ESRC funded project ‘Super-diverse streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration’, […]
Lecture: Citizen Architect Thorsten Deckler, 26’10 South Architects, Principal, South Africa Thorsten grew up in Namibia and South Africa, studied at Wits University (Johannesburg) and worked for OMA and Peter Rich before founding 26’10 south Architects with Anne Graupner (2004). 26’10 was identified as best emerging practice in South Africa (Backstage Award, 2012). Its output spans architecture, urban design […]
Performance: PeepDance- The Body is the last Space for Freedom Nimrod Freed/Tami Dance Company. Choreographer/Artistic Director: Nimrod Freed This performance is made possible by: Themed ‘The body as the last space of freedom’, PeepDance is a new, unexpected and mind-blowing contemporary dance performance which will inspire and take your breath away. In a world where we […]
Lecture: The new thinking around biology and architecture, particularly the potentials of neuroscience Beatriz Colomina, Princeton University, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity, United States Beatriz Colomina is an architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture and media and whose work has been published in over 25 […]
Lecture: Movement Zahira Asmal, THE CITY, Founder, South Africa Zahira Asmal is the founder and managing director of THE CITY, a publishing company focused on city making and design. Her first book, Reflections & Opportunities was published in English and Brazilian Portuguese and was presented in 17 cities in Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Europe. In June 2012, Asmal curated an […]
Lecture: Lived modernism: when architecture transforms Hannah Le Roux, WITS School of Architecture and Planning, Director: Architecture discipline area, South Africa Hannah le Roux is director of the Architecture programme in the School of Architecture and Planning, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Her writing on architecture has appeared in books including blank_architecture, apartheid and after, Narrating Architecture, Afropolis, […]
Lecture: Empower Shack Alfredo Brillembourg, Urban-Think Tank, Founding Partner, Zürich, Switzerland Alfredo Brillembourg was born in New York in 1961. He received his Bachelor of Art and Architecture in 1984 and his Master of Science in Architectural Design in 1986 from Columbia University. In 1992, he received a second architecture degree from the Central University of Venezuela and began […]