Cover: FOLIO, “Pupae,” vol. 1, winter 2017. Cover image: Joe Wuerfel, Couple Dancing Under a Full Moon on the Volcanic island of Fogo, Cabo Verde. Cover design: Emma van der Merwe.

April 11, 2017
First edition of FOLIO: Journal of African Architecture

FOLIO is a new journal of contemporary African architecture and urbanism, edited by Lesley Lokko and published by the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Funded by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, FOLIO’s themes include architecture, urbanism, education, contemporary theory, race/gender and identity politics, landscape and design in or about Africa and African cities. The first edition, “Pupae,” meaning “emerging,” refers to a body of work/knowledge that we speculate is emerging on the African continent. Our aim is to provide African architects and academics with a new critical and creative platform to disseminate and publish their work, both locally and globally. FOLIO will be launched in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with an online edition available through ISSUU. FOLIO’s international editorial board includes Randall Bird, Murray Fraser, Jonathan Hill, Mitchell Squire, David Adjaye, Greig C Crysler, Iain Low, Samir Pandya, Ana Betancour, Toma Berlanda and Hugh Campbell.

Contributors to the first edition include: Afua Wilcox, Amlanjyoti Goswami, Berend van der Lans, Paul Morel, Maryam Mansab, Counterspace, Edna Peres, Finzi Saidi, Francis Carter, Jordan Lane, Bryans Mukasa, Issa Diabaté, Julian Raxworthy, Leon Krige, Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Mae-Ling Lokko, Lesley Lokko, Mxolisi Makhubu, Ron Eglash, Orthner & Orthner Architects, Megan-Louise Wilson, Sabine Waskow, Sarah de Villiers, Solam Mkhabela, Kiki Doermann, Stephen Steyn, Sumayya Vally, Tania Katzschner, 26’10 South Architects, Tuliza Sindi, Jhono Bennett, Wandile Mahlangu and Yashaen Luckan. With a foreword by Toma Berlanda and an introduction by Federico Freschi, essays and projects are grouped according to the following six themes: Pedagogy, Perspectives, Praxis, Politics, Pupillage and Practice. 

FOLIO Modern | African | Critical

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