WAF Podcast: Lesley Lokko
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Talk: What Pliny Said
Speaker: Prof Lesley Lokko, Head of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
Chair: Jeremy Melvin, Curator, World Architecture Festival
Just over two thousand years ago, Pliny the Elder uttered the following: 'ex Africa semper a liquid novi.' (There is always something new out of Africa). In this forty-minute talk, Prof Lesley Lokko, Head of School at the newly-formed Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, will talk about the work of a pioneering group of African students whose three-year design research project, Créoles, has produced imaginative and innovative ways to explore the difficult theme of cultural identity in architecture. Drawing on their visits to the island nations of Zanzibar, Cabo Verde and Réunion, their design projects for way-stations, embassies and ministries all point to a much-anticipated emerging African confidence in architectural education and practice.