From 12 Dec
Seminars and Conferences

Resilience & cultural heritage: a focus on Johannesburg by Deborah Kirkman

The Excellence Course “Resilience & Cultural Heritage in Johannesburg" will present the history of the City of Johannesburg, highlighting the influence of mining, money and politics on the city’s development.
The course will deepen the relationship between Johannesburg and Architecture and focus on the resilience of Johannesburg’s cultural heritage. Thanks to theoretical lectures and practical tutorials, the course will highlight how cultural heritage can welcome new technologies to reach sustainability, enhancing their potential for change while maintaining their identity.

Coordinators: Grazia Brunetta and Ombretta Caldarice
Instructor: Deborah Kirkman, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Witwatersrand


Tuesday, 12 December 2023
• Introduction and Welcome Grazia Brunetta
Lecture | Johannesburg: Mining Money & Politics
Tutorial |City: Politics & Economy

Deborah Kirkman

Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Lecture | Architecture: Money, Education & Memory
Tutorial | Architecture: Identity and Construction

Deborah Kirkman

Thursday, 14 December 2023
Lecture | Construction & Development: Sustainability
Tutorial |Resilience: Adaptation, Sustainability and Heritage

Deborah Kirkman
Discussion with PhD students
Deborah Kirkman, Grazia Brunetta, Ombretta Caldarice