AZA 2012 - Re-scripting Architecture
Build-up Events

Getting into gear for the AZA2012 Bienniale happening from 13 -16 September, we are introducing a series of monthly talks to start the conversation around architectural practice and its broader role within the city. The talks are presented by key actors of transforming space in the city, but who do not necessarily find themselves within the traditional realms of architecture and design.

Come join the conversation!

Where: Cape Institute for Architecture – 71 Hout Street, Cape Town, Second Floor
Cost: Free to the public, refreshments will be served

  28 March, 6-7pm. Infecting the City with Architecture
Presented by Jay Pather
Jay Pather is a choreographer and director based in South Africa. He graduated with an MA from New York University as a Fulbright Scholar in 1984 and since then has collaborated with visual artists, architects and urban planners, taking his inter-cultural performances into public spaces and working with the architecture of Johannesburg, Durban, London, Zanzibar, Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Mumbai, Muscat, New Delhi, Copenhagen, Koln and Cape Town. He is currently Associate Professor at UCT, director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) and artistic director of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. Pather was a co-curator for Spier Contemporary 2007/8, part of the curatorial team for Spier Contemporary 2010, and conceived and directed the first Infecting the City Festival with Brett Bailey. He is currently chairperson of the National Arts Festival Artistic Committee.

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  24 April, 7-8pm. The Fringe District Developments
Presented by Zayd Minty
Zayd Minty is a cultural planner and researcher based in Cape Town South Africa. He is currently employed at the Cape Town Partnership, an urban facilitation NGO, as the co-ordinator of the programme Creative Cape Town. Through Creative Cape Town, Zayd incubated and drove the early stages of such initiatives as Cape Town's winning bid to be World Design Capital 2014; The Fringe: Cape Town's Design and Innovation District (of which he remains a key driver); The Imagine City Hall Campaign; and the Cape Town Design Network.

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  31 May - Writing the city with art?
Presented by DALeast
DALeast landed on this planet in 1984 in China, he then decided to live as an artist in this life. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts and began doing street art at 2004 under the alias DAL. He is inspired by the way the material world revolves, how the spiritual world unfolds, life's emotions and the infinite space around us. He uses different mediums, methods, disciplines and spaces to create his works.

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