ACADEMIC STUDIOS

The City hosts academic and cultural tours studios for universities interested in the urban discourse in South Africa. In October 2014 we curated the trip of Harvard University’s Masters degree elective course on 21st Century Architecture of Africa and the Diaspora. Architect David Adjaye visited Johannesburg with thirteen of his post graduate students. The course explored post apartheid Johannesburg, as an ideal city that provides the opportunity for defining what African architectural identity can be in the 21st century. Okwui Enwezor, Director of the 2015 Venice Biennale was part of the tour. Enwezor is well known throughout the global art community. He is Director of Haus der Kunst in Munich and editor of Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art.