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Walter Hood: Recent Work

When: Thursday, 13 February 2020 - Thursday, 13 February 2020
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
GLT Auditorium, Geology Building
Start time:17:30

The Wits School of Architecture and Planning will host Walter Hood, a landscape designer and artist to present this lecture.

Hood creates urban spaces that meld architectural and fine arts expertise with a commitment to designing ecologically sustainable public spaces that empower marginalised communities. Over his career, he has transformed traffic islands, vacant lots, and freeway underpasses into spaces that challenge the legacy of neglect of urban neighbourhoods. Through engagement with community members, he teases out the natural and social histories as well as current residents’ shared patterns and practices of use and aspirations for a place.

Hood is also the founder and creative director of Hood Design Studio. He is the recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the 2019 Knight Foundation Public Spaces Fellowship, the 2019 MacArthur Fellowship as well as the 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.


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