The TUT Architecture Department has established a think-tank in collaboration with Industrial Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering and TUT.

The TUT Architecture Department has established a think-tank in collaboration with Industrial Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering and TUT. The result is the TUT|Tharabololo research and practice conversations, which aiming to promote design for social innovation, generating useful design knowledge and creating meaningful social changes through design research, teaching and practice.

We have been hosting regular sessions with internal and external participants and contributors. The result has been an enriching experience for all involved. This is a list of all the speakers and themes throughout 2018:

• Kyle Brand – TUT SOLAR CAR, INTER-DISCIPLINARITY IN PRACTICE – 8th February
• Amira Osman – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, CATALYSTS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND REFLECTIONS ON TEACHING ARCHITECTURE – 22nd February
• Calayde Davey – THE DOJOTANK: LEAN STRATEGY IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY – 17th March
• Emmanuel Nkambule – THE ROLE OF SUPERVISORS AND THE SUPERVISION PROCESS – 22nd March
• Pieter Greyvensteyn – MODERNIST RUIN – 19th April
• Jacques Laubscher and Sushma Patel – THE SPACE BETWEEN THE TEMPORAL AND THE PERMANENT – 17TH April
• Linnelle Visage – PRACTICE-BASED PHD – 31st May
• Amira Osman – DEMYSTIFIYING THE RESEARCH PROCESS – 26th July
• Victor Mokabe and Emmanuel Nkambule – HOUSE PUSELETSO – 6th September
• Blanca Calvo-Boixet – WHAT’S THE REAL IMPACT OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT UPGRADING? IDEAS ON A PHD – 20th September
• Tallal Saeed – A CONVERSATION WITH A SUDANESE ARCHITECT/LECTURER FROM KHARTOUM – 26th September
• Mohamed Bedri ASADURU – COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF NATURAL SOLUTIONS – RAMMED EARTH AND BIOMIMETIC WASTEWATER REUSE – 11th October
• Denise Morado – THE SOCIO-SPATIAL EXCLUSION SYSTEM IN BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – 24th October