Thomas Chapman is the founder and principal of the Architecture and Urban Design firm, Local Studio. He has Masters Degrees in both architecture and urban design and spent time working as a researcher in the fields of oral history and civic engagement before going into professional practice. Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Parallel session and panel speakers: Taffy Adler, Clara da Cruz Almeida, Dirk Bahmann, Ilaria Boniburini, Paul Carew, Thomas Chapman, Douglas Cohen, Enrico Daffonchio, Wessel van Dyk, Andre Eksteen, Nabeel Essa, Fiona Garson, Thiresh Govender, Bridget Grosskopff, Ludwig Hansen, Denver Hendricks, Mark Horner, Geci Karuri-Sebina, Marianne de Klerk, Pieter Mathews, Krynauw Nel, Nina Saunders, Yondela Silimela, Reon van der Wiel, Heinrich Wolff.
She is an architect and a scholar with experience in the field of public spaces, the right to the city and African urbanism. After working as Senior Lecturer in urban design at the University of Rwanda she joined Wits as a post-doc fellow working on public spaces in Africa. Links: Linkedin, twitter Lecture topic: Reporting […]
Dale Sinclair is AECOM’s Director of Technical Practice, the CIC BIM champion and the RIBA’s Ambassador for Collaboration and Technical Advancement. He authored the RIBA Plan of Work 2103 and supporting publications including Assembling a Collaborative Project Team. He is passionate about design management publishing Leading the Team: An Architects Guide to Design Management in […]
Thiresh is an architect and urban designer practicing and teaching in Johannesburg. His deep curiosity in emergent spatial patterns, particularly in new democracies, informs the nature of projects he undertakes through his practice. He founded UrbanWorks to critically engage with these themes through projects of varied scales, agencies and disciplines. Links: website.
Born and educated in Mozambique, graduated in Architecture from UCT. Worked in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, London, Pretoria, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Built projects are as diverse as the Houses of Parliament in Cape Town, the Soweto Theatre and POD-idladla. Collaborate000 founder, a group of multi-disciplinary collaborators that produces integral design solutions. Links: Website, […]
Central to Bahmann art praxis is the exploration of the existential dimensions of the nature of place of Johannesburg, which he investigates in order to establish a sense of dwelling in this city. Johannesburg as a mining boomtown as well as the archetypal apartheid city suffers from a deep trauma, fragmentation and loss of place. […]
Ashoka Fellow, journeyman craftsman, master architect, artist and environmentalist, taught and practiced in South Africa later based in Boston led a class “Design with Nature” at MIT. Mezimbite Forest Centre was founded in Central Mozambique where super green and community based projects are taken on. Links: website.
Stanley Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974 and his Masters in Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley and has taught at numerous schools, including the Elliot […]
Yondela Silimela is the Executive Director of the Development Planning Department in the City of Johannesburg. Prior to returning to the City in 2012, she worked with the Public Investment Corporation in the Property Investment Division. Her career spans in excess of 15 years in the local government and development policy and implementation environment, having […]
Nabeel Essa is the principal of the award winning practice office 24-7. Nabeel graduated from WITS with a Bachelor of Architecture degree with distinction and a Masters in Landscape Urbanism from the AA. His practice applies unique skills in combining spatial understanding with new ways of re- interpreting heritage and museums. Website, Instagram.
Baerbel Mueller is an architect and founder of nav_s baerbel mueller (navigations in the field of architecture and urban research within diverse cultural contexts), which has focused on projects located in Ghana and the DRC since 2002. She is head of the [applied] Foreign Affairs lab at the Institute of Architecture, University of Applied Arts […]