12 March 2014

20 years of democracy+10 years of practice=30 design experiments

"The co-production design of cities can be a transformative, even subversive act with the potential to reorient the social imaginary and ideology of a community, its economy, sense of self and purpose. Through architecture and it's radical critiques of the ontology of the city, new geographies of being can emerge. Design can unlock or frustrate democracy." Mokena Makeka

In a South African first, an exhibition of the works of International Award winning South African architect and urbanist, Mokena Makeka will be shown at the BAHA gallery in the Maboneng Precinct from the 13th to the 23rd of March. This occurs alongside the launch of studio-X Johannesburg, and is part one of a two stage manifestation.

Mokena Makeka is the WITS Resident Equity scholar for Transformation in the department of architecture and planning, 2014, and Desmond Tutu Fellow Nominee for Leadership, 2014.

Soft launch: 13 March 2014, 19:00.

Speakers- Nandipha Mntambo (artist), Hugo Canham (WITS University Transformation Office), Paul Jenkins Director, school of Architecture and planning.

Public lecture: 16 March 2014, 14:30 Studio-X Johannesburg

Speaker: Giuseppe Lignano, Lo-TEK

The exhibition is proudly enabled by WITS University Transformation Office, Studio-X, GSAPP Columbia University and Makeka Design Lab.

Your attendance would be most welcome.




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