Staff-UNIT15X

Staff-UNIT15X

Staff

UNIT LEADERS
Our leaders have vast experience in academia as well as in the practice of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Visualization
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DR. FINZI SAIDI
UNIT LEADER

Dr.Saidi's interests are in developing contextually relevant curricula in architecture, urban design and landscape design, which were the main focus of his PhD studies. He embraces a teaching philosophy that recognizes students’ background and contexts as a critical determinant of knowledge in architecture. His teaching encourages critical examination of context so that we can transform the architecture curriculum, in order to give students meaningful learning experiences that prepare them for the unknown future and to take advantage of the ever-evolving urban context by exploring their cultures and history.

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JABU MAKHUBU
UNIT LEADER
Jabu is interested in the politics of space and in re-imagining urban public space in and around Johannesburg and the continent at large. He holds a Master’s degree in urban design from the University of Witwatersrand and finds the often-conflicting relationship between architecture and urbanism both inspiring and challenging. He is interested in cities, people and politics, especially as these relate to issues around transformation in all its manifestations: physical (resilience), ecologic (sustainability) and social.”
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DICKSON ADU-AGYEI
UNIT ASSISTANT
He holds a master’s degree in Architecture (MTech, Prof) from the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate school of Architecture (GSA). Has interests in collaborative design research especially in the Art, Design and Architecture Disciplines