Third lecture from the Architecture and Representation series with e-flux and The Berlage. Researcher Mpho Matsipa discussed the topic of counter cartographies.
Mpho Matsipa is researcher at the Wits City Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Her research interests include globalization and urbanism in African cities: spatial justice, culture, race and representation. Her PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, entitled The Order of Appearances, explored the entangled geographies of urban informality, urban redevelopment and the politics of race, gender and aesthetics in Johannesburg’s inner city. Mpho has also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia GSAPP and Curator at Studio-X Johannesburg. She is currently developing an exhibition on African Mobilities with A.M. Architekturmuseum • Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.
Collaboration with e-flux Architecture and The Berlage
This fall, Het Nieuwe Instituut launches a collaboration with e-flux Architecture and The Berlage to investigate representation within and beyond the field of architecture. Ten architects and researchers will examine representational formats used in architectural or urban design through lectures at Het Nieuwe Instituut and The Berlage and essays on e-flux Architecture’s online platform. Architecture and Representation brings to light the agency embedded in architectural tools and questions how they disseminate into the wider world. Lectures by Peggy Deamer, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Mpho Matsipa, Hilary Sample, Joan Ockman, Samuel Stewart-Halevy, Jess Bier and more.
Before the Thursday Night you can grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut. At 18:30 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad.