The Geoffrey Bawa Memorial Lecture will be held on the 23rd May 2013 at the P de S Kularatne Hall, Ananda College, Maradana at 6.30 p.m.
The Geoffrey Bawa Memorial Lecture is an annual event organized by the Geoffrey Bawa Trust coincides with the Architect Geoffrey Bawa’s death anniversary.
The lecture will be delivered by Architect Kate Otten from South Africa and the lecture will be on ‘”Landscapes for the Spirit”.
Kate Otten is one of South Africa’s most recognized architects, known for being an architect of ‘place’. Her buildings are born out of the South African context, weaving together materials, skills, politics, and landscape to create places that feed and nurture the human spirit. Kate believes that buildings have an emotional presence and that fulfilling the emotional and spiritual needs of the users is as important as creating a functional space.
Kate started her studies in Durban and graduated from the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg with an exceptional 100% for her thesis. She worked for several leading architectural practices before setting up her own practice in 1989.