Heinrich Wolff is South African architect who is developing an imaginative and proactive attitude to political change and social justice through architecture. He will present his recent projects in a lecture and discussion at the GSD.
Wolff is in practice with his wife Ilze with Wolff Architects in Cape Town, South Africa. Their design studio is concerned with developing an architectural practice of consequence through the mediums of design, advocacy, research and documentation. Heinrich was in partnership with Jo Noero from 1998 – 2011. Heinrich’s work has been exhibited internationally, the most significant exhibitions being the Venice Biennale (2006 & 2010), MoMA’s Small Scale/Big Change (2010), and the Sao Paulo Biennale (2005 & 2007). Heinrich has taught at universities in South Africa and in the USA and currently holds an adjunct associate professorship at the University of Cape Town. The focus of his research and writing is on developing an imaginative and proactive attitude to political change and social justice through architecture.
Watch Heinrich Wolff’s interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010.
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