Ilze Wolff is an architect working in Cape Town. She co-directs Wolff Architects with Heinrich Wolff, a practice that is concerned with developing an architecture of consequence. In 2007 she co-founded Open House Architecture a research practice concerned with documenting architecture of Southern Africa. In 2013 she completed a Masters in Heritage and Public Culture at UCT with the thesis dissertation titled Unstitching Rex Trueform, an interdisciplinary study of the Rex Trueform garment manufacturing factory in Salt River, Cape Town. In 2016 the manuscript won the first edition of the International L’erma C prize, Rome and she is now working on preparing the manuscript for publication. Ilze has lectured and taught widely including at IUAV, Venice, Goa, India, Lisbon, Portugal. The work of the practice, has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and the Chicago Architecture Biennale.
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