Themba Mekwa describes himself as a design advocate. He is an architect and founding partner of The MAGI Starchitecture; a fledgling practice based in Johannesburg, concentrating on concept-to-market developments, with emphasis on collaborative design and critical process. Mekwa graduated from the the University of Cape Town and spent a few years at Revel Fox & Partners. He subsequently moved on form the practice to oversee the FIFA 2010 World Cup Legacy Project – Mokopane with San Francisco based non profit Architecture for Humanity. A young professional with entrepreneurial ambitions, Mekwa is also an avid follower of basketball and a sports enthusiast who draws parallels between modern team dynamics and corporate leadership cultures.
This week’s Top3Tuesday is a combination of design ideals, concepts and products that capture Themba’s attention currently. Let’s see what three things interest him.
3. SA 3rd Economy: The Informal Sector
People design their lives in one way or another. Here is one example. Great design is always looking to solve a need or problem. In the case of our guy, its about survival. Design should contribute to the upliftment of everyday life.
2. SAAB 900 Turbo SE
1. Active Citizenship in Nation Building