2015 Trip

2015 has proven to be a very busy year with several initiatives coming together to form quite an adventurous trip. 



A joint research and experiential exchange arranged  between SDI International, the South Africa SDI Alliance and myself in regard to developing a similar network in South Africa.




London - Part 1

Through an agreement with the various supporters, I arranged to stop over in London en route to the later part of this trip in order to joing my colleagues from the University of Johannesburg who are busy initiating a paradigm shift in it's post graduate programme of Architecture and arranged several visits to School's of Architecture in London during the Summer Festival of Architecture to develop a further understanding of the Unit System. 



House Boat visit with friends in London





Summer Exhibition through the street facade
University of Johannesburg colleagues touring London Met with staff members

















Jeremy Till's Unit








The AA








Boston, USA

In order to break the long trip up for medical reason's I managed to arrange a short stay in Boston, where I visited several friends involved in Architecture and global urbanism



Diller Schofield

The Big Dig common space

The New England Holocaust Memorial by South African Stanley Saitowitz






Media Lab with Carsen Smuts

http://cp.media.mit.edu/city-simulation/ 

Harvard GSD



Too happy to see even Harvard still uses thumb tacks

New York



When your offered to see the sites by yacht captain....




Columbia University - GSAPP


Happy to see messy studios

The High Line










The KV Leuvan and the University of Guayaquil arranged an intensive summer school that I was fortunate enough to be selected for their scholarship programme and attend.



London - Part 2

To make and break the return trip home for the same medical reasons, a second visit to London was arranged, where I got to meet up with several key practitioners such as Julia King, who had just completed an exciting Design/Build with the Bartlett School of Architecture's undergraduate department.




The Barbican, because 

Nairobi - Unit 2 Field Trip

By chance the UJ Unit 2 field trip ended up fitting perfectly onto the tail end of this trip and I met the unit in Nairobi, and led the week-long experience with my colleagues Dr. Amira Osman



After Thought

Being positioned so isolated in the 'global south' we don't get to see in person such a diversity of approaches, values and work - this trip exposed me to such a vast array of work and practices that I now understand has deepened my position and values in regard to design & practice.

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2016 Mandela Washington Fellow

2016 Mandela Washington Fellow

2015 Ashoka Fellow

2015 Ashoka Fellow

ASF - UK Expert Affiliate

ASF - UK Expert Affiliate