Architect, urban designer, and educator, Thiresh Govender is the co-curator for Season 6 of The Centre for the Less Good Idea.
A keen observer of the urban world – particularly South Africa’s cities and how we occupy, influence, and navigate them – Govender’s obsession with space as an instrument for change forms the basis for much of his work. Interdisciplinary collaboration, improvisation, and the creative intervention of the human genus are all things he sees as being necessary for the continued growth and impact of the architectural discipline in society.
Season 6 of the Centre for the Less Good Idea sees Govender co-curating with dancer and choreographer Sello Pesa to help tease out, guide and refine the works conceptualised by this Season’s many artists and collaborators. Through his unique process of documenting the workshopping period of Season 6, Govender has also produced a series of drawings, notes, and schematics that can serve as an overview of the themes, efforts, and insight-driven outcomes of this Season.
PHOTOGRAPHER | Zivanai Matangi