The School of Built Environment & Development Studies (SOBEDS) at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) will be hosting an online colloquium this month. Touching on a number of different themes, the presenters will explore how to bridge the oppressive divide between the Humanities, Arts and Technology and move towards an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters transformation.
Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Time: 8:30am to 6:30pm
Registration fee: None
- Critique of dominant modes of curricula, pedagogies and practice.
- Pedagogic exclusion – exclusion of lived experiences, diversity and alternative learning systems.
- The impact of dominant modes of education and practice on the transformation of the built environment – socio-economic redress and spatial transformation of historically disadvantaged communities.
- Prof Ernest Khalema, Dean Head of SOBEDS (UKZN)
- Prof Oliver Mtapuri, Academic Leader Research – SOBEDS (UZKN)
- Prof Emiritus, Iain Low, Academic Architect (UCT)
- Prof Ariane Janse Van Rensburg, Associate Prof & Co Chair of the Architectural Education Forum Africa (Wits University)
- Prof Saras Reddy, Associate Prof & Leader of the Education Development Studies Cluster (UKZN)
- Dr Debbie Whelan, Deputy Head of School of Architecture BE Director of Teaching Learning (University of Lincoln, UK)
- Dr Mark Olweny, Senior Lecturer Architecture BE (University of Lincoln UK)
- Prof Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha, Academic Leader of Town & Regional Planning + SARCHI Chair for Inclusive Cities (UKZN)
- Samuel Medayese, Lecturer Urban Regional Planning (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria)
- Dr Yashaen Luckan, Architect, Academic and Teach & Learning Co Ordinator of Architecture SOBEDS (UKZN)
The online event is free to attend. RSVP via email at mellondecolonialturn@gmail com to book a space.
Download the invitation for more details.