‘Renewing our habits of assembly: borrowing thoughts and practices from Fred Moten and Katriena Majiet’
When students learn to make buildings in architecture schools, the traditional curriculum demands that these new buildings are conceived as potential new and empty spaces, to be filled later with things accumulated over time. But could we, instead, follow Katriena Majiet’s method, who as photographed here by Paul Grendon, is captured building around what she already has, with what she has gathered and, around what she has gathered? Majiet’s method is a demonstration of a particular habit of assembly, a knowledge of construction and a method of gathering that does not easily distinguish between what is gathered and who is gathering.
This winters school series explores her method of assembly as a potential new habit.
During this conversation, co-founders of Victory-of-the-word, Athi-Patra Ruga and Anelisa Mangcu will introduce the audience to the story of how the legacy of Lovedale press can be embodied in new and interesting ways as a valid avenue to the preservation of language.