This lecture is part of the Environmental and Interior Design (EID) Lecture Series.
Clint Abrahams, architect and lecturer at the University of Cape Town, School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics
Clint Abrahams is an architect and lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, where he teaches design and technology in the undergraduate programme. His research in architectural tectonic culture, social engagement, and design-build seeks to critically engage the postcolonial challenges of neglected groups in South Africa. As a situated practitioner, his research and practice come together through his community development work in the community of Macassar, where he is currently documenting several self-build structures and their impact on emergent cultures. His doctoral studies explore the repositioning of local makers as experts in architectural aesthetics and placemaking to trace empathy as an important manifestation of making in architecture. In 2020 he was awarded the UCT creative works award for his design-build exhibition project "Who we are Macassar". The work has led to an ongoing storytelling project with the local community of Macassar and other international design-build collaborations between universities of South Africa and the Global North.
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