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Urban Humanities Seminar Series: pumflet – art, architecture and stuff by Ilze Wolff
6 September, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm SAST
Ilze Wolff co-directs Wolff Architects with Heinrich Wolff and co-founded Open House Architecture (OHA), a research practice that documents and reflects on Southern Africa architecture in Cape Town. In 2016/7 she was the recipient of the L’erma C International Prize for Scholarly Works in Modern and Contemporary Art and Architecture, Rome, for her dissertation Unstitching Rex Trueform, the story of an African factory, published in 2018. The work of Wolff Architects has exhibited at the Venice Biennale; MOMA, New York; Louisiana MOMA, Denmark; Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen; and the Chicago Architecture Biennale. OHA/Wolff regularly host exhibitions, interventions, publications and talks in collaboration with artists and scholars so as to develop an enduring public culture around the city, space and personhood. In 2018 she was shortlisted for the Architectural Review’s Moira Gemmill Emerging Architect of the year award and is currently a fellow at the University of the Western Cape’s Centre for Humanities Research.
‘pumflet’ was founded in 2016 by the pumfleteers collective (Wolff and Kemang Wa Lehulere) in order to publish interventions into the social imagination. The talk will show recent pumflet projects and reflect on some of the themes that ground the work and that are beginning to emerge such as, nostalgia vs histories of the present; the importance of the social imagination, aesthetics of repair and conversations as scholarly discourse.