Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 00:00

The Architecture Archives at the University of Pretoria (AAUP) is a curated aggregation of significant architectural collections, a project for the preservation and interpretation of architectural legacies, and an institutional unit for the formalized and specialized management of architectural records. From the flagship collections of Norman Eaton, Gordon McIntosh, and John Fassler to the undiscovered items of architectural history hidden in our storage areas, the aim is to safeguard architectural archival heritage, foster academic research, and facilitate informed architectural practice.

This presentation by Johan Swart will take guests behind the scenes at the AAUP, offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of architectural drawings. Guests will be introduced to the conservation strategies, curatorial projects, and flagship collections at the archives, after which a selection of Johan's favorite twentieth-century drawings will be showcased and interpreted. Lastly, the presenter and specialist guest panel will reflect on the value(s) of historical architectural documents and the relevance of archives for the architectural profession.

Johan Swart holds masters degrees in architecture and architectural heritage. At the University of Pretoria, he teaches architectural history and leads a heritage focused design studio for postgraduate students. As curator of the architecture archives at the university, he is also responsible for the safeguarding and interpretation of significant historical drawing collections. His academic interests include the history of design, archival practice, cultural landscapes and adaptive re-use.

  • Date: 19 October 2022 16:30-18:00
  • Venue: Online
  • Cost: Member: Free Non-Member: R150.00
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