Two Architects Discuss Why Architects Must Do More to Improve Housing in the Future City

An insightful read from a public lecture on Housing in 2015, hosted by Future Cape Town and Young Urbanist Members.

An open public lecture, entitled Housing and Education the Future, brought together two inspiring architects to share their work in informal settlements and fragile contexts. The projects they shared moves away from the glossy architecture we are fed daily, and grapples with the complex conditions that urban peripheries tend to present. The resulting interventions insisting that everyone deserves good design.

Luyanda Mpahlwa, of Design Space Africa (remember the Sand Bag Houses in SA) and Alfredo Brillembourg of Urban Think Tank shared the platform, and while their work happens largely on different continents, their methodologies, approaches and visions are similar. The question driving both parties; ‘What is the role of the architect in such contexts?’ Read the full article here

Alfredo Brillembourg (right) and Luyanda Mpahlwa (left) hold the Young Urbanists postcards.
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