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Architecture Meets Art in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Launch of Culture Set Design - 20th October 2016


2016 Culture Set Design


In collaboration with David Krut Projects, the French Institute of South Africa is proudly part of the fourth instalment of the AMA Talk Series and launch of Culture Set Design.


Culture Set is a series of booklets around themes linked to the programming of IFAS, and following the tradition of the Skill Set series and TAXI Art Book Educational Supplements.

The second edition of this set revolves around design in an urban context, with a focus on the Re-Thinking Design Workshop, an international collaboration between South African and French students to define design practices as social and political tools. The participants, who all came from compatible backgrounds in design fields, were invited to exchange their experiences and conceptualise innovative responses to the social and political issues stemming from large-scale gentrification of the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. Through ideation and brainstorming, the teams of students conceptualised a solution to a chosen perceived problem during the four-day intensive workshop, and presented their pitches to the public on the final day of the workshop.


On a broader scale, design is universal and surrounds our everyday life. Condensed in this publication are snippets of the Re-Thinking Design Workshop, as well as information which ties into the theme of design in an urban context.

Included is a section on how to ask for directions in French, a DIY up-cycling project to build a neighbourhood library, a short design vocabulary lexicon, and inspiring design projects implemented in South Africa, as well as opinion pieces on urban design.


With the participation of artist Stephen Hobbs in conversation with designers and collaborators Siphiwe Giba, Keutlwile Tseleng Phala and architectural practice Counterspace: Sarah de Villiers, Amina Kaskar, Sumayya Vally.


Venue and date:

David Krut Bookstore | 151 Jan Smuts Avenue | Parkwood | Johannesburg
20 October 2016
18:00 for 18:30pm
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