dialogues with dust

Dialogues with Dust consist of a series of curated online and offline talks, seminars, atmospheric reconstructions, concert-lectures and films interspersed with reading groups and drawing workshops. This series of dialogues raises issues and phenomena relevant to Egypt, Namibia, Johannesburg; and their hauntings, dust, spectres, edge conditions, ancient deserts and contemporary global catastrophes. The wide-spread of Covid-19 alerts us to the unavoidable planetarity of our current moment, asking us to reflect on our entanglements and impact on health, territory and climate. Through the notion of dust, we also contemplate phenomena long since dormant, against those ruptured, urgent and insurgent into atmospheres we inhabit. This marathon engages with a wide range of practices and ways of thinking and making architecture, place, and the world.

Presenter Line-Up

Special thanks to:

 

Adam Osman

One Way Up Productions (Film Team) 

Fred Swart (Graphic Designer) 

Denise Fouche (GSA Ops) 

Steffen Fischer (GSA Ops) 

Zakiyyah Haffejee (GSA Unit 18 Social Media) 

Tarika Pather

 

Moderators:

Huda Tayob

Mikara Naidoo

Sarah de Villiers

Eric Wright

 

Organisers:

GSA Unit 18 & GSA Unit 13:

Huda Tayob

Sarah de Villiers

Eric Wright

Claudia Morgado

 

After party DJ's:

Thelma Ndebele – Organiser

Featured sets by:

Aaron Servant

Dreaming In Tangerine
Jumping Back Slash
eff.ess
Uncle Frnge  
LeloWhatsGood
Aldrin
Rotea
Fela Gucci

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