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Sunday, May 12, 2013


The KwaZulu-Natal Institute of Architects’ (KZNIA) publiCITY Exhibition will run for a short season of four days from May 15 to 19 at the KZNSA Gallery. The exhibition is in honour of the inauguration of the new KZNIA President, Kevin Bingham, who will be inducted officially on May 16.

The incoming President of KZNIA invited participation of all KZNIA Members to submit one project which is of particular significance to the Member and/or their Practice. Projects on display will be in drawing or model format and is not limited to architecture. It can also include meaningful collector’s pieces or architectural photography.

The exhibition aims to increase public awareness of the architectural profession, especially in light of UIA 2014, hosted by the City of Durban, next year. South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) won the bid to host the ‘olympics of architecture’ in Durban in August 2014. The International Union of Architects has a membership of 1.3 million architects globally and holds the largest architectural congress tri-annually. The theme for the Durban event is ‘architecture otherwhere’. (See )

The exhibition will run concurrently with an ARCHIVE Global Exhibition. ARCHIVE Global is an international non-profit using housing/environmental design to combat disease among the most disadvantaged. Peter Williams, Founder/Executive Director of Archive Global, will be the guest speaker at the KZNIA Presidential Inauguration. The exhibition will focus on the work ARCHIVE Global has done in Haiti.

The exhibition as well as the Inaugural event is sponsored by Corobrik. The company has had a longstanding relationship with the Architectural Profession and sponsors a number of key events on the architectural calendar.

publiCITY Exhibition will run from May 15 to 19 at the KZNSA Gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1703, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit