Building Africa Exhibition: South Africa
The Building Africa Exhibition in South Africa is designed by Khensani Jurczok-de Klerk, Aude Tollo, Tshego Mako, and Tapiwa Manase of Matri-Archi(tecture).
It will open on 31st July, 2023 at Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg.
Dates and Venues
31 July, 2023 - 12 August, 2023 at Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank (Launch event on 3rd August)
3 August, 2023 - 6 August, 2023 at Johannesburg Design Week, Sandton Convention Centre
Matri-Archi(tecture) is an association that hosts a network of spatial practitioners dedicated to the development of African spatial education, offering a site for artistic collaboration through design, art and architectural research projects.
Khensani Jurczok-de Klerk: Architect, researcher, and performer; Switzerland and South Africa.
Tapiwa Manase: Architect and artist; Zimbabwe, Botswana and Austria.
Tshegofatso Mako: Interior and architectural designer; South Africa.
Aude Tollo: Architectural designer and researcher; UK, Switzerland and Burkina Faso.
Exhibition Design: Approach + Concept
The South Africa exhibition is titled ‘Building Africa: the State of Things!’ asks what it means to restore, preserve, foreground, call upon, remember and project former and future conditions of socio-political identity through the architecture of buildings that are/were central figures in the political agenda of South Africa. The exhibition encourages the visitor to creatively participate in reading the stories of these contested sites through an intimate spatial experience articulated through semi-fictional 'scenes', which are architectural models of various scales designed in response to the research.