Dr. Huda Tayob

Unit Leader

Dr Huda Tayob is History & Theory Programme Convener at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Cape Town. Her research interests include a focus on migrant, minor and subaltern architectures; the politics of invisibility; and the potential of literature to respond to archival silences in architectural research. She has previously taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and worked as a researcher at LSE. Her recent publications include ‘Subaltern Architectures: can drawing “tell” a different story?’ (2018, Architecture and Culture.) and “The Unconfessed Architectures of Cape Town” (2020).


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Sarah De Villiers

Unit Leader

Sarah is an architect and director at Counterspace - an all-women architecture, installation and research firm in Johannesburg. Sarah’s interests lie in cultural and spatio-economic practices, as well as elements which involve ‘otherness’ – particularly practices which
embed themselves as unexpected systems, defying logics of surrounding scale, time, accessibilities, identity or broader policy
environments. Preceding co-leading Unit 18 Hyperreal Prototypes with Dr Huda tayob, Sarah has also taught for three years at the Graduate
School of Architecture, UJ, within Unit 14: Rogue Economies, concerned with emergent post-apartheid urban economies in Johannesburg; while also having worked at worked at Mashabane Rose Associates following her masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.


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Adam Osman

Unit Assistant

Adam is a candidate architect at Counterspace. He graduated from the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, where
he received Masters with Distinction from Unit 14 Rogue Economies. His interests lie in how Johannesburg is shaped in dramatic ways by its economic practices, tactics and transactions and is currently exploring ways to build a relevant architectural literacy around the themes of domestic security. Preceding his position with Unit 18, he tutored for at the Graduate School of Architecture, within Unit 14: Rogue Economies, concerned with emergent post-apartheid
urban economies in Johannesburg; while also having worked at UrbanWorks Architecture & Urbanism following his master’s degree.

 

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