EA Forum - Johannesburg
Laces for Architects
At this last EA Forum for the year, we deviate from strictly Enterprise Architecture to an inspiring story about the resilience of the human spirit through trying and tumultuous times.
This presentation has been delivered both locally and internationally and is as relevant today in South Africa as it was in 1918. The Story of Ma’s Laces’ tells of how a Belgian woman, Louise Liénaux-Vergauwe, came to create six unique and exquisite pieces of lacework during The Great War.
Richard Brooksbank was born in the UK but has lived in South Africa since 1982. For the last 25 years he has worked at Wits where he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Physiology at Wits Medical School with his main research interests being in the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease in South Africa. He has published over 40 scientific articles and written 12 textbooks, although he will confess that none of them are about lace-making