In the late 1990s it became clear that vernacular architecture as a field of study needed a forum to collate the various work being done. It was felt that establishing a journal would be the best vehicle for this.
Dr Antonia Malan championed the project and established the VASSA Journal with seed funding from the City of Cape Town.
The journal has come out bi-annually ever since July 1999.
How to Buy the Publications
Publications are on sale at our monthly Talks at the Athenaeum, Boundary Terrace, corner of Camp Ground & Mariendahl Rds, Newlands. Bring cash please.
Non members are welcome to join us at our free monthly Talks on the third Tuesday of each month at 20h00.
How to Order the Publications
- First email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
- When availability is confirmed, transfer the money directly to:
- VASSA: Standard Bank, Rondebosch,
Branch Code: 025 009 Account No: 07 562 4257
- State your first name, surname, the title, plus the word Pubs
- Then print your receipt and email your proof of payment to email@example.com
or fax Antonia Malan at 021 433 0567.
How to Submit your Research for Publication
It is one of the core principles of VASSA that you need not be an architect to be a member.
Similarly, you need not be a professional researcher to contribute to the journal.
Remember, the key local research on vernacular architecture – that of James Walton – was his hobby.
The journal editorial committee will help you work your raw material into a published article.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to start your journey to becoming part of the research corpus.
Vols. 1 – 16 = R20
From Vol. 17 0nwards = R25