Spatial Agency in South Africa - Student Discussion
Starts: Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 11:00am
Ends: Wednesday, 3 May, 2017 12:30pm
As part of the ongoing exchange between the University of Johannesburg and Sheffield University a facilitated discussion between Tatjana Schneider and students of architecture from Gauteng will be held at the University of Johannesburg.
Tuliza Sindi (Extra)
Tariq Toffa (UJ Lecturer)
Jabu Absolum Makhubu (UJ Lecturer)
Tinashe Dube (University of Pretoria)
Pande Liphosa (University of the Witwatersrand)
Karobo Malope (University of Johannesburg)
Please join us for a discussion on the what spatial agency means to South Africa.
"Spatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture.
In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem. The project attempts to uncover a second history of architecture, one that moves sharply away from the figure of the architect as individual hero, and replaces it with a much more collaborative approach in which agents act with, and on behalf of, others.'