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GSA Unit 14: Rogue Economies



Unit 14 at the Graduate School of Architecture is headed up by Thiresh Govender of Urban Works. I have worked with Thiresh on this over a two year period of trials and tribulations and am proud to say that 2017 produced something highly innovative and unique to how we practice urban and architecture research in Johannesburg.


The Unit set out to uncover the Rogue Economies of Johannesburg and worked with a dedicated and hard working group of students in search these rogue forces that shape our City. We were joined by Sarah De Villiers of Counter Space and Valentina Mamente  and spent a difficult but ulmitately rewarding year developing a highly attuned and unique style of inquiry and representation with the students.






The unit drew much inspiration from many local and international researchers such as the work of Eyel Weitzman’s Forensic Architecture and produced a body of work that can be seen here:

https://issuu.com/gsa_unit14/docs/rogue_economies_vol1_rev13__spread_


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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