OUTLINE: The 2018 module follows on the success of the last 5 years of the ‘Alternative Practice’ model supported by Architecture Sans Frontieres UK’s Challenging Practice Model in 2016 & 2017. The focus this year was on Guide Lines for Engagement for socio-technical spatial design engagement for practice in South Africa.  BACKGROUND: The South African … Continue reading CHALLENGING ALTERNATIVE PRACTICE – UJ 2018

Critical Principles and Tools of Engagement – UJ 2017

The 2017 UJ Critical Practice module sought to engage with the principles, practices and practitioners of socio-technical spatial design.  The 5 week module took students through various processes and tools to support their learning around these principles and produced a set of principles and codes for practising socially engaged design in South Africa. Socio-Technical Practitioners … Continue reading Critical Principles and Tools of Engagement – UJ 2017

Critical Practice 2017: Socio-Technical Practitioners

Group A: Liz Ogbu Adwao Ageyei Dickson Adu-Agyei Euradice Paiva Nthabiseng Mabena Group B: Theaster Gates Steffen Fischer Atusaye Msiska Orathile Mothoagae Harmony Mapundu Group C: Teddy Cruz Kerry Trebble Steven Moore Daniel Shil Group  D: Nabeel Hamdi Kyle Hollis Nipho Mashinini Jody Van Aswegen Group E: Jan Gehl Dean Falconer Ka Hei Chow Paul … Continue reading Critical Practice 2017: Socio-Technical Practitioners

UJ Alternative Practice: ASF Challenging Practice – Reflective Essays

  Below are the final reflective videos submitted by the students for the Alternative Practice module conducted through Architecture Sans Frontiere's Challenging Practice course. Johan Le Roux   Wandile Mahlangu   Roelof De Jager   Christian Cook   Andrew Muwonge   Zack De Freitas   Sabine Waskow   … Continue reading UJ Alternative Practice: ASF Challenging Practice – Reflective Essays

ASF Challenging Practice – Summaries

The students were requested to summarise the 9 chapters of ASF International's Challenging Practice into short Pecha Kucha style videos.   Chapter 0: The Urban Context Class Read Individually Chapter 1: Disasters, risk reduction and Reconstruction Mandy Schindler, Gareth Howe, Israel Ogundare, Saddum Biwa & Binaica Morar Chapter 2: Discrimination Daniel Grout, Adam Propheta, David … Continue reading ASF Challenging Practice – Summaries

2015 Alternative Practice Module – The Manifesto

"As soon as one says the word ‘alternative’ it begs the question: ‘alternative to what?’ In order to establish an alternative, it is first necessary to define the norm against which it is set, and with this three issues immediately arise. First, the interpretation of the norm will differ according to who is doing the … Continue reading 2015 Alternative Practice Module – The Manifesto