Ilze Wolff and Heinrich Wolff Lecture: "About Paying Attention"
September 9, 2020
Ilze Wolff and Heinrich Wolff, Principals, Wolff Architects, South Africa, presented the lecture "About Paying Attention" September 9, 2020, via Zoom as part of the Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series.
IIze Wolff and Heinrich Wolff discussed how their projects emerge out of a careful attention to the details of its conditions, as opposed to the obvious and often unquestioned constructed narratives of place and space. This is their frame for discussing research projects as well as spatial interventions through architectural form. Their attention to the oblique allows for the work to move towards uncomfortable questions around race, coloniality, and gender. They offer a conversation around architectural practice situated within the black studies and their readings of Bessie Head, Zoë Wicomb, Sol Plaatje, Chimurenga, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Fred Moten, Saidiya Hartman, Kader Attia, Miriam Makeba, Aretha Franklin, and Charles Mingus, to name a few.
This lecture is available for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Watch the lecture, download the pdf, and submit for credit.