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The unit leaders share their research on collaboration as a form of counter culture at the Cumulus Bogota 2019 conference.
Unit15x staff and students at the GSA is working with counterparts at ARDHI University, the Tanzanian government and the World Bank to upgrade open public spaces in the capital city, Dar-es-Salaam. Larval Landscapes explores landscape design in three pilot sites: Mnazi Moja in the inner city; Mangomeni located along a bus transit route; and Mwembe Yanga in Temeke, in a residential area.

Drawing on Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage, Larval Landscapes hopes to challenge current municipal legislation by exploring alternative design frameworks that offer new identities and opportunities for the city’s open spaces.  
Elao Martin Wins University Of Johannesburg Corobrik Regional Architecture Award With A Clay Brickmaking Thesis. 

Clay brick is a building material with an ancient history and a bright future – and the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award is part of ongoing investment in the future of construction and design in South Africa.Elao Martin from the University of Johannesburg is the regional winner of this year’s sought-after award.

Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director said that the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award was a tribute to the great design talents that it had recognised in the past as well as a celebration of the latest generation of architects who would leave their legacy in the built environment of South Africa.

Dickson Adu-Agyei, an M2 student in GSA Unit 15x has been selected to participate as a mentee in a workshop organised by the Global Youth Culture Forum in the city of Jéju, South Korea, from 29 October to 4 November 2018. During his time in Jéju, Dickson will work with a team composed of 19 practitioners from all over the world.

The forum will look at the cultural and social issues involved in contemporary urban transformations that are a consequence of economic and political processes. The workshop aims to analyse in situ contexts where architecture, art and culture are fields of reflection and action.
Jabu presented a paper titled “The Cub Speaks: Narratives of Cities in Africa from young graduates in Johannesburg”, at the 42nd International Academic Conference, Rome organised by the International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences between 10th-13th September 2018 in Rome, Italy. The paper is a reflection on the 3-year experiment (Cities in Africa Lecture Series) to include African Urbanism in the Principles of Urban Design module that he teaches in the undergraduate department of architecture.
Jabu exploring Urban Sustainability in 5 states in the US

Prof Lesley Lokko, nominated Jabu to the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for consideration to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program on Resilient Cities-Urban Sustainability, which took place between 7th-25th May 2018. After a rigours screening process, he was selected to represent the country on this program wherein He joined 12 other leaders in various aspects of urban sustainability across the globe. They engaged with various state holders from the Government department, NGO’s, Tertiary Institutions and community members discussing issues around sustainability and planning thereof. They visited 5 states within the US including Washington DC, New Orleans in Louisiana and Los Angeles in California.