November 16 - Architecture in the Service of Reconciliation in South Africa

Individual Lecture

Start:  Mon, Nov 16 2015 - 01:00pm

 End:  Mon, Nov 16 2015 - 02:40pm

The International Studies Institute proudly presents

Architecture in the Service of Reconciliation in South Africa
a lecture by Randall Bird, M.Arch, Ph.D.
University of Johannesburg
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Monday, November 16, 2015 • 1:00 — 2:40 pm
Mitchell Hall Room, 220 UNM

In 1994, South Africa’s first democratic elections unleashed a
creative spirit among architects who saw the possibility of
remaking a civil society. Design competitions were announced.
Winners were selected, and a staggering variety of new buildings,
monuments and parks were built.
However, the spaces that were designed to legally maintain and
promote a racially segregated society remain an integral part of
the South African landscape. This lecture examines a handful of
innovative architectural designs that address post-Apartheid
conditions in the service of reconciliation and transformation.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the National Security Studies Program at UNM

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