Y2

DEGREE YEAR 02:
A Queer ClubHouse | Braamfontein


“…no space is totally queer or completely unqueerable, but some spaces are queerer than others. […] More fundamentally, queer space is space in the process of, literally, taking place, of claiming territory.”  (Christopher Reed, 1996) 

In the second semester of 2021 we challenged the Bachelor of Architecture Year 2 students to explore the city of Johannesburg, Braamfontein through the lens of queer territory. Using a series of interdisciplinary short charrettes and design briefs as prompts to not only deepen the understanding of queer experience of the city, but to also propose possible responses in a non-linear and cyclic process. The Project is inspired by narratives from Ahmad’s 2021 book “Hopes and dreams that sound like yours: stories of queer activism in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

As a major project of integration, the project explicitly challenged students to collaboratively amongst each other and make connections to the various modules within the semester which include Architectural Design II, Technology and Detailing II, Interdisciplinary Design II, Sustainable Design II and Design Studies II.    At every moment they were expected to draw, perform and make to represent and present their process. On show in this exhibition are a few extracts  from the various prompts. These are a montage of images, photographs of models, cartographic   drawings, artefacts and  videos.

Enjoy!










Teaching staff:


Jabu Makhubu 
Nomalanga Mahlangu 
Mxolisi Ntshona 
Lethabo Mathabathe 
Steven Sotoriov 
Kshir Bedhesi 
Nikhil Aheer 
Liam Wapener 
Lethlabile Shubane 
Leon Krige
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Students:

ZWANE, Minenhle (he)
ZULU, Mukela (she)
TSOKE, Thabiso (he)
TSHIRITZA, Dan (he)
SOLIMAN, Ruqaya (she)
SNYMAN, Joshua (he)
SKHOSANA, Clinton (he)
SIBANYONI, Zolani (he)
SABEYA, Michael (he)
RAMAKOKOVHU, Luthendo (she)
PIMENTA, Tanika (she)
PILLAY, Kyle (he)
PHOFU, Tsholofelo (he)
PHAHLAMOHLAKA, Thuli (she)
PADAYACHY, Liam (he)
NYINDE, Nonkanyiso (she)
NYAWOSE, Lungelo (he)
NKOSI, Thokozane (he)
NKOSI, Lindinhlanhla (he)
NGOMANE, Ntsako (she)
NDLOVU, Tsako (he)
MTHENJANE, Harvey (he)
MORTON, Courtney (he)
MOLEFE, Naledi (she)
MBATHA, Tumelo (he)
MBATHA, ASANDE (he)
MAWENI, Ntando (she)
MAVUSO, Lloyd (he)
MATHABATHA, Raymond (he)
MATHABATHA, Potego (she)
MALUSE, Obakeng (she)
MALULEKE, Ripfumelo (he)
MALEHO, Charmaine (she)
MAKORO, Molemo (he)
MAKHUTLE, Blessing (he)
MAKGETLA, Tshepiso (they)
MABENA, Bongiwe (she)
LUBISI, Sifiso (he)
LUBANYANA, Sandiso (he) 
LETSIE, Bohlale (she)
LEDWABA, Phodile (she)
LANGA, Mmakethi (she)
KOTZE, Charl (he) 
KHUMALO, Phethile (she)
KHOTHA, Aneesa (she)
KEKANA, Freddy (he)
KANDOROZU, Stephen (he)
HUGHES, Koronde (she) 
FURLONG, Mathew (he)
DU PREEZ, Zanrich (he)
DE OLIVIERA Joshua (he)
CINDI, Thandeka (she)
BAYAD, Rizwana (she)
BAVUMA, Phila (she)
BADENHORST, Sydney (he)
ABOO BAKER, Amaar (he)











“…no space is totally queer or completely unqueerable, but some spaces are queerer than others. […] More fundamentally, queer space is space in the process of, literally, taking place, of claiming territory.”  (Christopher Reed, 1996)