Studio-X Johannesburg: TAKING IT TO THE STREET: THE ART OF PUBLIC LIFE

Join us for the opening of Studio-X Johannesburg! To celebrate the launch of the newest node in the Studio-X Global Network, Studio-X Johannesburg will host three days of events, including a launch party, lectures, workshops, and an exhibition opening.
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Join us for the opening of Studio-X Johannesburg!
To celebrate the launch of the newest node in the Studio-X Global Network, Studio-X Johannesburg will host three days of events, including a launch party, lectures, workshops, and an exhibition opening.
Friday March 1418:00 – 19:00 Studio-X Global Network Initiative: Columbia Alumni Event (by invitation)
Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development.
Mark Wigley, Dean, GSAPP
Mpho Matsipa, Director, Studio-X Johannesburg

Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg
Fox Street Studios second floor
280 Fox Street (Corner Fox/Kruger), The Maboneng Precinct

19:00 – 20:00 Welcome to Studio-X Johannesburg
Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development
Mark Wigley, Dean, GSAPP
Mpho Matsipa, Director, Studio-X Johannesburg

Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

20:00 – 21:00 Reception and Exhibition Opening
The exhibition Taking it to the street: The Art of Public Life, curated by Tanya Gershon, will explore the role of the street performer in the construction of a vibrant public sphere in Johannesburg. Through their personal stories, spatial visualizations and data collection, the exhibition will analyze the obstacles these artists encounter to access public space. Gershon, currently a student of the CCCP Program and a graduate of the MARCH Program at GSAPP, has been developing this research on the spatial politics of the informal network of street performers in Johannesburg as part of her Masters Thesis. The exhibition will include a street art installation by Nolan O. Dennis  + Fuzzy Slipperz.

Followed by a live Performance by Hlasko

Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

21:00 – 00:00   Music
“Trust the DJ” (BLK JKSsndsystm)
Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

Saturday, March 15th:

9:30 – 10:30 Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Venue: Ground Floor, Fox Street Studios

10:30 – 12:30   Mapping, Justice and Sustainability
Moderated by Mabel Wilson (Global Africa Lab – GSAPP), with
Mario Gooden (Global Africa Lab /GSAPP)
Mpho Raborife (Wits University)
Caroline Kihato (Wits University)
Graeme Gotz (Gauteng City Region Observatory – GCRO)
Guy Trangos (GCRO)

Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

14:00 – 15:00  Live performance
Thando Lobese in collaboration with Mello Moropa, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Vishanthe Kali with music by Tshepang Rambosa/ Trust the DJ
Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

16:30 – 18:30   Kibwe Tavares (Factory Fifteen) film screening – Jonah
Discussion moderated by Lesley Lokko (University of Johannesburg), with
Mark Wigley (Dean, GSAPP)
Bettina Malcomess (Wits University, Fine Art)
Dorothee Kreutzfeldt (Wits University, Fine Arts)

Venue: Bioscope, 286 Fox Street

20:00 – 21:30  Lecture by LOT-EK (Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano): “LOT-EK O + O (Objects and Operations).”
Moderated by Mphethi Morojele (MMA Architects), with
Liz Ogbu (University of California, Berkeley)
Hannah le Roux (Wits University)
Mokena Makeka (Makeka Design Lab, MoDILA)
Daniel Irurah (Wits University)

Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

21:00 – 00:00 Live performance by The Brother Moves On
Music by General Sibusiso Nxumalo
Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

Sunday, March 16th:

9:30 – 10:00 Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
Venue: Ground Floor, Fox Street Studios

10:00 – 11:30  Tactical Urbanism by Liz Ogbu (UC Berkeley)
Respondent: Thiresh Govender (Urban Works)
Molemo Moiloa (VANSA)
Alice Caberet (Propertuity/ GRIND)
Kirsten Doerman  (Wits University)
Jhono Bennett  (University of Johannesburg/ 1:1 Agency of Engagement)

Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

12:00 – 13:00  Exhibition walk through with Tanya Gershon
Venue: Studio-X Johannesburg

14:00 – 16:00  Exhibition by Mokena Makeka
Opening address by Giuseppe Lignano and Professor Paul Jenkins (Wits University, School of Architecture and Planning)
Venue: BAHA Gallery, Arts on Main,Maboneng Precinct

Studio-X Johannesburg
Fox Street Studios second floor
280 Fox Street (Corner Fox/Kruger), The Maboneng Precinct Johannesburg
South Africa

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