BOOGERTMAN + PARTNERS SPONSORS THE GSA & BOOGERTMAN + PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES 2018 FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW
For the second year running, Africa’s leading architectural practice, Boogertman + Partners, is the headline sponsor of the GSA-Boogertman + Partners International Lecture Series. The series, presented by the Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), brings together highly renowned local and international architects to speak at the GSA’s downtown home, the GAP at Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng.
Director at Boogertman + Partners Bob van Bebber says, “The GSA-Boogertman + Partners International Lecture Series is an opportunity not only for architects and lovers of architecture and design to interact with some of the best, most interesting and original architectural thinkers and practitioners in the world, but it is also an opportunity to broaden and invigorate the conversations we have about architecture to take in a broader social and intellectual realm.”
He adds that events such as the GSA-Boogertman + Partners International Lecture Series also encourage, develop and enrich the fields of architecture and design, at the heart of which lies the essentially collaborative nature of architecture.
Professor Lesley Lokko, Head of the UJ Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) and convenor of the lecture series, says, “This outstanding commitment on the part of [Boogertman + Partners] will allow us to expand our ambitions to make Thursday nights at our Maboneng base a real go-to place for students, practitioners and architecture and urbanism aficionados. It also places the GSA firmly on the international lecture circuit, giving our own staff and students even more global exposure and perspectives.”
The lecture series has become a leading fixture on the South African architectural calendar, and presents the invaluable opportunity for architectural students, professionals and those with a keen interest in architecture to hear and interact with world-class local and international speakers, while building a great platform for new African design voices.
Speakers confirmed for the first half of the year also includeAlejandro Aravena (Chile), Rahul Mehotra (USA/India), Eyal Weitzman (UK), Iñaqui Carnicero (Spain), Jo Noero (South Africa), Samia Henni (Algeria), Gregory Katz (South Africa) and Mpho Matsipa (South Africa).
Boogertman + Partners is a locally and internationally acclaimed studio for architecture, interior design, urban design and graphic design. Established in 1982, Boogertman + Partners has grown to become Africa’s largest architecture firm with offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Kenya, and projects throughout Africa and the Middle East.
The GSA (Graduate School of Architecture) at the University of Johannesburg founded in 2015 with a simple mandate: to transform contemporary African architectural education.
Located in Johannesburg, one of the world’s most exciting and challenging cities, we aim to offer a world-class architectural educational experience to our students. We are the continent’s only dedicated post-graduate school of architecture and the only African school to offer the world-renowned Unit System way of teaching, first pioneered by London’s Architectural Association in the 1970s.