When: 11 May at 18:00–21:00 UTC+02.
Where: MOAD, 281 Commissioner St, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design. His work spans scales and disciplines ranging from master planning and urban design through architecture, design and art projects. The studio is currently working on projects that include a masterplan for 250 homes, the reinvention of 1980’s business park, a mixed use development in London’s Shoreditch and a public art commission for Milton Keynes. Previously, Sam was a founding director of FAT Architecture where he was involved in many internationally acclaimed projects including the BBC Drama Production Village in Cardiff, the Heerlijkheid Hoogvliet park and cultural centre in Rotterdam and the curation of the British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He has exhibited at leading galleries and museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the MAK in Vienna and the Biennale.
Sam is also contributing editor for Icon magazine and columnist for both Art Review and Dezeen and a regular participant in talks and events for institutions such as MoMA, the Southbank Centre and the Soane Museum. Jacob is Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture and Director of Night School at the Architectural Association.
This series creates an opportunity for architectural students, professionals and those with a keen interest in architecture to hear and interact with world-class local and international speakers, whilst building a great platform for new African design voices.
There is capacity for 120 guests at each event, so come early to avoid disappointment. The lecture has been validated by the Gauteng Institute for Architecture, a Region of SAIA (GIfA) as a 0,3 CPD credit activity.
Funded by Boogertman + Partners, Saint-Gobain and Tonic, the full lecture series aims to examine the premise that architecture offers a far broader scope than just the making of buildings.
Special lectures in this series are generously supported additionally by PPC Cement, Paragon Architects, LYT Architecture, Arup & SACAP.
The first of the GSA Boogertman + Partners International lecture series was held in August 2016 at the Museum of African Design (MOAD), and featured guest speaker, Kunlé Adeyemi.
Boogertman + Partners Architects was established in 1982. With offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Kenya, the practice engages in projects throughout Africa by continually embracing social, economic, and functional challenges through “Excellence by Design”.
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