Mpho Matsipa

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Mpho Matsipa joined WiSER as a Research Fellow in April 2019. Mpho divides her time between the Wits School of Architecture and Planning, where she holds a position as lecturer in design and urban research, and WiSER. She completed her PhD in Environmental Design in Developing Countries at the University of California, Berkeley, on the topic of ‘The Order of Appearances – Urban Renewal in Johannesburg’. Since 2016 she has been a researcher in design and urbanism at the Wits City Institute.  Mpho is currently the curator of the African Mobilities Project. The project aims to rethink the geography of African migrations and the challenges and opportunities they pose for doing architecture and urbanism differently, at the intersection of migration, displacement and digital technology. African Mobilities is conceptualized as a space, a conference, a digital publication and a mobile pedagogical platform that connects fourteen diverse locations through workshops and masterclasses; Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Addis Ababa, Munich, Luanda, Abijan, Lagos, New York, Dakar, Nairobi, London, Lubumbashi and Praia.


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