Sinopsis

Kamukunji is a podcast series by errant_praxis It is a space of unusual encounters and conversations triggered by the errant members. A place where free radical questions open our guest into deeper reflections of their varying modes of praxis and cerebral imaginings in our African continent, its islands and diasporas.

Episodios

  • on design [ing] pedagogy

    'on design [ing] pedagogy'

    30/10/2019 Duración: 40min

    In this episode errant_praxis collaborator DK Osseo-Asare speaks with architect, novelist and visionary educator  Dr. Lesley Lokko, an architect, educator and best-selling author. She served as founding Head of the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, and is incoming Dean and Professor at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City University of New York in New York City. She holds MArch from The Barlett and a PhD from the University of London. She is a frequent contributor to The Architectural Review (London), edited the pioneering book, White Papers, Black Marks: Architecture, Race, Culture, and founded FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture (GSA Imprints). Prof. Lokko has authored numerous works of fiction, academic book chapters, scholarly publications; serves on architectural juries internationally; and speaks regularly to architecture and design audiences world-wide. Mentioned in this episode: https://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2019/06/07/l

  •  ‘on curating a/s critical practice / playing with institutions’

    ‘on curating a/s critical practice / playing with institutions’

    16/10/2019 Duración: 23min

    In this episode Patti Anahory speaks with architect and curator Paula Nascimento. Paula is an architect and curator with degrees from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and from the LSB University in London.Has collaborated with architecture studios in Oporto and in London before funding with Stefano Pansera Beyond Entropy Africa in 2011 – a research-based collective network that operates on the fields of architecture-urbanism-visual arts and geopolitics. Paula has also been a consultant on a variety of projects including the Angola Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 and often collaborates with different artist institutions and collectives, both on the continent and abroad, and is a founding member of Colectivo Pés Descalços, a Luanda based multi-disciplinary collective developing projects in the cultural field. Photo of Paula Nascimento by Mário Macilau. Mentioned in this episode: https://www.paulanascimento.com/en/ Colectivo Pés Descalços: https://www.facebook.com/PesDescalcosCC/ Beyond Entropy

  • on being outliers / forging errant, other, feminal practice

    'on being outliers / forging errant, other, feminal practice'

    09/10/2019 Duración: 18min

    In this episode we hear from Counterspace - a Johannesburg-based collaborative architectural studio, directed by an all-women team of Sumayya Vally, Amina Kaskar and Sarah de Villiers. The firm is dedicated to architectural projects, exhibition design, art installation visualisation, public events curation and urban design, which  are often rigorously research-based . Counterspace uses Johannesburg - its landscapes, its systems, people and rituals - as their main inspiration for creating and approaching projects, with an aim toward developing a uniquely Johannesburg and African design language. Their work is predominantly concerned with identity, otherness and imagining new futures; using image and narrative as a means to deconstruct and reconstruct their city.

  • ‘service a/s critical lens / the act of service

    ‘service a/s critical lens / the act of service'

    02/10/2019 Duración: 35min

    In this episode Patti Anahory speaks with Tuliza Sindi,  a lecturer of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) and is the founder and CEO of South African-based experimental firm BRNWSH. She obtained her qualifications at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She has taught at the University of the Witwatersrand as well as Tshwane University of Technology and is regularly invited to examine student work across several schools of architecture in South Africa. Her firm explores the socio-political construct of ‘service’ as a concept on which coloniality is both built upon and functions from; with service (as both verb and noun) being a condition that has and continues to function as a tool of permission, participation, legitimization, influence, dehumanization, exceptionalism, nobility and absolution. Service, and its many iterations, occupies 0.1% of the bible’s teachings as it remains framed as one of the most significant pillars on the spectrum of virt

  • on curating [for/against] the institution

    'on curating [for/against] the institution''

    25/09/2019 Duración: 29min

    In this episode Patti Anahory speaks with Sean Anderson about the complex relationship between the curator and the institution. They  discuss curating as (potentially) a critical and political practice, one that could feed on or confront the inherited (exclusionary) legacies of institutions. Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he has degrees in architectural design and architectural history from Cornell University, an M. Arch from Princeton University and a Ph.D in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. His book, Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea, was published in 2015 and was nominated for the AIFC Bridge Book Award for Non-Fiction. At MoMA, he manages the Young Architects Program and

  • ‘de/un-whitening the discipline / dis-obedience as strategy’

    ‘de/un-whitening the discipline / dis-obedience as strategy’

    18/09/2019 Duración: 22min

    In this episode, Patti Anahory interviews Gabriela Leandro Pereira, professor of architecture and urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. Professor Gabriela Leandro speaks about her work with Coletiva Terra Preta, a collective of five Afro-Brazilian women who created the podcast series ‘Des-embraquecendo a Cidade’, loosely translated to "de/un-whitening the city". bio Gabriela Leandro Pereira is an architect and urban planner. She graduated from the Federal University of Espírito Santo and obtained her masters and doctorate in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Bahia, both in Brazil. She won the Thesis Prize with her dissertation entitled  "Body, discourse and territory: City in dispute in the narrative of Carolina Maria de Jesus". She is a professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia in Salvador. Her main areas of research and teaching are: narrative, history and memory of the city; the history of architecture and urbanism; contemporary urb

  • ‘on imagining new [black] institutions’

    ‘on imagining new [black] institutions’

    11/09/2019 Duración: 34min

    In this episode Patti Anahory speaks with Mabel O. Wilson, professor of architecture and Associate Director at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University, New York. Professor Wilson talks, in part, about her book Begin with the Past: Building the National Museum of African American History & Culture, which traces the journey of building the museum in all its aspects, from its conception, to its organization, content to its built manifestation. errant_praxis asks professor Wilson to share her thoughts about how to imagine new types of platforms of validation, which simultaneously construct-deconstruct, repair, archive, support and allow for a constant state of flux to accommodate the complexity of our contexts and avoid becoming part of the establishment. bio Mabel O. Wilson is a Professor of Architecture, a co-director of Global Africa Lab (GAL) and the Associate Director at the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University. She’s currently wr

  • ‘on [being] errant’

    ‘on [being] errant’

    06/09/2019 Duración: 30min

    ‘on [being] errant’  is the inaugural episode of the errant_praxis podcast series Kamukunji In this episode, Patti Anahory, the curator of the errant_praxis project and Kabage Karanja, one of its dedicated collaborators talk about the motivation driving the project - why we are doing what we are doing! errant_praxis is a happening, a performance, an experiment, a digital gathering and an active space to interrogate our complex modes of practicing in/from and for the African world - the continent, its islands, diaspora and imaginaries...it is an unfinished manifesto, a manifesto in a multiple process of making and unmaking, stating and retracting - an/un-manifesto. Also part of errant_praxis are: Sumayya Vally, DK Osseo-Asare, Christine Laraque, Isabelle Joliceour and Dineo Mahlare. You will be hearing from them soon. Thank you for joining us! In this episode we mention: http://www.errantpraxis.org/ Gabi Ngcobo https://www.contemporaryand.com/exhibition/seminar-curating-strategies-of-productive-refusal-g

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